News and Announcements

From the desk of Idemia, the Beaufort fingerprint host location is scheduled for a session on 11/12, however the host site will be unable to provide hosting on this day due to a scheduling conflict. We will be there on 11/14 instead. All applicants scheduled for 11/12 will be contacted today and will be able to reschedule for 11/14 or an alternate date if they so choose.  We thank you for your patience in this matter.

Preschool Development Birth - 5 Renewal Grant (Due November 5th)

Click Here to view the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)
Click here to view the webinar
Click here to access the PowerPoint slide deck

 

For an insight into ABC Quality click here to view the Beyond Home video.

New Background Check Requirements for Child Care Providers - click here

To view South Carolina's Preschool Development Grant Birth - 5 Application click here

Click here to check out the new video presentations on safe sleep practices, the causes of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID), and the dangers associated with shaking infants and young children for all child care facilities.

Grant Will Help Coordinate Early Childhood Services

 The September Governor's Advisory Committee meeting on the Regulations of Child Care Facilities scheduled for Tuesday, September 24 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm has been canceled. The next Governor's Advisory Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 22nd from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the DSS State Office located at 1535 Confederate Avenue, Columbia, South Carolina.

 See the changes to the SC Health and Safety Pre-service training! Click here to read more about it. 

Click here to view tips for keeping children safe on the playground. 

Click here to review the Public and Private Child Care Center Regulations. For assistance understanding the changes a crosswalk of the 2005 CCC Regulations and the 2018 CCC  Regulations can be viewed here

To view the 2019-2021 State Plan click here.

View the webinar of the 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.

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. 

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

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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

From the desk of Idemia, the Beaufort fingerprint host location is scheduled for a session on 11/12, however the host site will be unable to provide hosting on this day due to a scheduling conflict. We will be there on 11/14 instead. All applicants scheduled for 11/12 will be contacted today and will be able to reschedule for 11/14 or an alternate date if they so choose.  We thank you for your patience in this matter.

Preschool Development Birth - 5 Renewal Grant (Due November 5th)

Click Here to view the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)
Click here to view the webinar
Click here to access the PowerPoint slide deck

 

For an insight into ABC Quality click here to view the Beyond Home video.

New Background Check Requirements for Child Care Providers - click here

To view South Carolina's Preschool Development Grant Birth - 5 Application click here

Click here to check out the new video presentations on safe sleep practices, the causes of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID), and the dangers associated with shaking infants and young children for all child care facilities.

Grant Will Help Coordinate Early Childhood Services

 The September Governor's Advisory Committee meeting on the Regulations of Child Care Facilities scheduled for Tuesday, September 24 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm has been canceled. The next Governor's Advisory Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 22nd from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the DSS State Office located at 1535 Confederate Avenue, Columbia, South Carolina.

 See the changes to the SC Health and Safety Pre-service training! Click here to read more about it. 

Click here to view tips for keeping children safe on the playground. 

Click here to review the Public and Private Child Care Center Regulations. For assistance understanding the changes a crosswalk of the 2005 CCC Regulations and the 2018 CCC  Regulations can be viewed here

To view the 2019-2021 State Plan click here.

View the webinar of the 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.

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. 

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