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Child Care Licensing

  • Licensing regulates approximately 3,000 child care facilities to help providers build healthy, safe environments for children:
    • Licensed Centers
    • Approved (publicly funded) Centers
    • Registered Faith-Based Centers
    • Group Child Care Homes
    • Licensed Family Child Care Homes
    • Registered Family Child Care Homes
  • Licensing inspects child care facilities for compliance with laws and regulations, including inspections conducted by Fire and Health Safety Inspectors.
  • Licensing conducts state and federal background checks on all staff members who work in regulated child care facilities. This includes checks of the Central Registry for Child Abuse and Neglect and the SLED Sex Offender Database on staff members who work in regulated facilities and Family, Friend and Neighbor providers enrolled in the SC Voucher Program.
  • Licensing conducts at least two unannounced visits every year to assist child care providers in meeting all laws and regulations.
  • Licensing investigates complaints against regulated facilities and those operating without a license or registration.
  • Licensing helps providers access technical assistance, services, and grants to keep their license and to improve the quality of care.
  • Licensing develops child care regulations in partnership with providers and parents.

 

Child Care Licensing Region Map

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Map of South Carolina with Counties

 

Linda Allen
Child Care Licensing Region I
P.O. Box 5616
Greenville,SC 29606-5616
Telephone: (864) 250-5576 or Toll-Free: (800) 637-8550
April McDaniel
Child Care Licensing Region II
2638 Two Notch Road, Suite 217
Columbia,SC 29204
Telephone: (803) 898-9001 or Toll-Free: (888) 202-1469
Abigail Steere-Williams
Child Care Licensing Region III
3346 Rivers Avenue, Suite D-1
North Charleston,SC 29405
Telephone: (843) 953-9780 or Toll-Free: (800) 260-0211
Peggy Wilson
Child Care Licensing Region IV
BTC-037, 181 East Evans Street
Florence,SC 29506
Telephone: (843) 661-6623 or Toll-Free: (800) 464-9138

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