The October meeting of the Governor's Advisory Committee on the Regulation of Child Care Facilities, scheduled for Tuesday, October 25, 2016 has been CANCELLED. The next meeting will be held on Novemeber 29, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM in Room 310, 1535 Confederate Avenue Extension, Columbia, SC 29201
NEW SC Health and Safety Pre-Service Course (26 hours) for Early Care and Education Professionals. Click here to register for the online training.
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!!!
New Healthier CACFP Meal Standards. Click here for more information.More News and Announcements
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.
BOIL WATER ADVISORIES: Many areas affected by Hurricane Matthew are under a boil water advisory. Click here to see the most updated information from DHEC.