The next meeting of the Governor's Advisory Committee on the Regulation of Child Care Facilities is scheduled for Tuesday, December 1, 2015, from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM at 1201 Main Street, Columbia, SC, 22nd Floor, Conference Room 1.
NEW SC Health and Safety Pre-Service Course (26 hours) for Early Care and Education Professionals. Click here to register for the online training.
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Early Care and Education
P.O. Box 1520 Columbia, SC 29202-1520
CHILD CARE PROVIDERS - if you experience damage or closure due to an emergency or disaster, please call the DSS Division of Early Care and Education at:
1-888-825-7174 (EMERGENCY LINE)
Child care providers should call to:
- Report damage to your facility (Child Care Licensing must approve any temporary measures taken to repair damage, in order to ensure the health and safety of children.)
- Report closure due to an emergency or disaster
- Request ability to expand capacity to care for children from facilities affected by an emergency or disaster (Child Care Licensing must approve expanded capacity before a provider can implement it.)
VOUCHER CLIENTS: If you have questions about child care vouchers, please call 1-800-476-0199.
FAMILY AND GROUP CHILD CARE HOMES - Click here for information about federal aid programs if you've experienced damage from the recent flooding. To apply for disaster aid, go to www.disasterassistance.gov, call 800-621-3362, or apply in person at a FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (click here to find a location near you).
CHILD CARE CENTERS - Clcik here for information about about disaster loans if you've experienced damage from the recent flooding.
PARENTS - If you are looking for child care arrangements because your provider is closed, please call Child Care Resource and Referral at 1-888-335-1002.
PROVIDERS - click here to read a special edition of our newsletter with more disaster recovery information.