News and Announcements

The Public Hearing on the South Carolina Child Care & Development Fund State Plan for FFY 2019-2021 will be held on June 4, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the DSS North Tower Building located at 1535 Confederate Ave. Extension, Room 307-310, Columbia, SC 29201. A draft of the plan will be posted on this site prior to the public hearing.

View the webinar of the newly revised New ABC Quality Standards and New ABC Quality manuals. Click Here to review the resources and learn more about the newly revised ABC Quality standards! 

The New Early Learning Standards are Here! For More information click here.

Dream On Me Recalls Crib & Toddler Bed Mattresses Due to Violation of Federal Mattress Flammability Standard. For more information, click here

New Legislation for Family Child Care Homes (FCCH) takes effect July 1, 2017 and and it will require 10 hours of training instead of 2 hours of training for licensed and registered family child care providers.  Click here for more information. 

NEW Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Online Application is now available. For information on CACFP click here.  For more information on the online application click here

The Governor's Advisory Committee on the Regulation of Child Care Facilities meetings have been cancelled for May 22, 2018, June 26, 2018, and July 24, 2018. The next meeting will be held August 28, 2018 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the DSS North Tower Building located at 1535 Confederate Ave. Extension, Room 307-310, Columbia, SC 29201.   

Click here to review the Proposed Public and Private Child Care Center Regulations.

NEW SC Health and Safety Pre-Service Course (26 hours) for Early Care and Education Professionals. Click here to register for the online training.

Congratulations ABC Child Care Programs recognized for promoting, protecting, and supporting breastfeeding.  For more information click here.

Child care providers are growing their quality with ABC.  Click here to see who recently moved up or moved in at Level B or above!!!

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The Division of Early Care and Education is a division of the South Carolina Department of Social Services

News and Announcements

The Public Hearing on the South Carolina Child Care & Development Fund State Plan for FFY 2019-2021 will be held on June 4, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the DSS North Tower Building located at 1535 Confederate Ave. Extension, Room 307-310, Columbia, SC 29201. A draft of the plan will be posted on this site prior to the public hearing.

View the webinar of the newly revised New ABC Quality Standards and New ABC Quality manuals. Click Here to review the resources and learn more about the newly revised ABC Quality standards! 

The New Early Learning Standards are Here! For More information click here.

Dream On Me Recalls Crib & Toddler Bed Mattresses Due to Violation of Federal Mattress Flammability Standard. For more information, click here

New Legislation for Family Child Care Homes (FCCH) takes effect July 1, 2017 and and it will require 10 hours of training instead of 2 hours of training for licensed and registered family child care providers.  Click here for more information. 

NEW Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Online Application is now available. For information on CACFP click here.  For more information on the online application click here

The Governor's Advisory Committee on the Regulation of Child Care Facilities meetings have been cancelled for May 22, 2018, June 26, 2018, and July 24, 2018. The next meeting will be held August 28, 2018 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the DSS North Tower Building located at 1535 Confederate Ave. Extension, Room 307-310, Columbia, SC 29201.   

Click here to review the Proposed Public and Private Child Care Center Regulations.

NEW SC Health and Safety Pre-Service Course (26 hours) for Early Care and Education Professionals. Click here to register for the online training.

Congratulations ABC Child Care Programs recognized for promoting, protecting, and supporting breastfeeding.  For more information click here.

Child care providers are growing their quality with ABC.  Click here to see who recently moved up or moved in at Level B or above!!!

Get DHEC Information

More News and Announcements
The Division of Early Care and Education is a division of the
South Carolina Department of Social Services
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Early Care and Education

P.O. Box 1520 Columbia, SC 29202-1520
Phone: 803-898-2570