News and Announcements

Click here for more hurricane preparedness information.

Child Care Licensing will be hosting a 2018 Child Care Center Regulations training across the state.  Locations and registration information can be found here.

The Governor's Advisory Committee on the Regulation of Child Care Facilities meeting has been cancelled for August 28, 2018  The next meeting will be held September 25, 2018 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the DSS North Tower Building located at 1535 Confederate Ave. Extension, Room 307-310, Columbia, SC 29201.   

ABC Quality will be hosting Roadshows across the state for the new Quality Standards. For more information click here.  Locations and registration information can be found here

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 draft of the proposed State Plan click here.

View the webinar of the newly 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!!!

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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

Click here for more hurricane preparedness information.

Child Care Licensing will be hosting a 2018 Child Care Center Regulations training across the state.  Locations and registration information can be found here.

The Governor's Advisory Committee on the Regulation of Child Care Facilities meeting has been cancelled for August 28, 2018  The next meeting will be held September 25, 2018 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the DSS North Tower Building located at 1535 Confederate Ave. Extension, Room 307-310, Columbia, SC 29201.   

ABC Quality will be hosting Roadshows across the state for the new Quality Standards. For more information click here.  Locations and registration information can be found here

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 draft of the proposed State Plan click here.

View the webinar of the newly 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


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.

WEATHER ADVISORIES: Please check your local news outlets for additional information. 

Links:

National Weather Site (NOAA)

DSS Disaster Response

SC Emergency Management Division