Reasons to Consider Enrolling
South Carolina is committed to an early care and education system that focuses on building high quality, comprehensive programs that provide integrated services. This commitment reflects a vision that every child in South Carolina will have equal opportunity for success in school based on equitable access to a high-quality early care and education system.
To promote the best possible child care, ABC Quality provides program support and training for providers and a quality ratings system that helps parents compare and choose. ABC Quality is a voluntary quality rating and improvement system (QRIS). Ratings for childcare providers range across five levels from A+ to C. An A+ indicates the provider is among the highest rated in the state.
For more information, view the ABC Quality Provider brochure.
Benefits of ABC Quality for Providers
- More ways to market your program and attract new families. ABC Quality is a primary tool parents use to search for high quality child care and compare providers.
- Increased Child Care Scholarship payments based on quality level.
- A roadmap for strengthening your quality of care, plus customized support and assistance to improve your rating.
- Free professional development and scholarships to conferences plus grants, awards and other financial support.
For enrollment requirements, please see the ABC Quality Manuals for your provider type. The manuals are located under "Resources", ABC Quality Resources on this website.
Additionally, please see https://www.scchildcare.org/providers/training-career-development/ for training requirements” that programs must meet to participate in ABC Quality.
How to Get Started
Contact the Regional Office for your county to learn how you can enroll in ABC Quality. Select your county in the dropdown below for the contact in your area.