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ABC Quality

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ABC Quality is South Carolina’s statewide quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) for early care and education providers.


Our Vision: 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. 

Our Mission:  South Carolina is committed to an early care and education system that focuses on building high quality, comprehensive programs that provide integrated services.

Our Services:

  • Provide early care and education providers the criteria, tools, and resources they need to improve the quality of their programs. 
  • Establish Quality Ratings of early care and education providers, which parents can access to make informed child care decisions. 
  • Enable early care and education providers to become eligible to receive SC Voucher, a program that pays providers so they can care for children from low-income families.

Adult to Child Ratios:

Child's Age

ABC Ratio

Group Size
0-12 months 1:4 8
12-24 months 1:5 10
2-3 years 1:7 14
3-4 years 1:11 22
4-5 years 1:13 26
5-6 years 1:15 30
6-9 years 1:18 36
9-13 years 1:20 40


More Information

ABC Quality Contact Information Map

Click on a county below to view the contact information for the ABC Monitor(s) in that county.

Map of South Carolina with Counties