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FAQ : Enrollment

  • Child care facilities must be legally operating to apply to ABC and must meet ABC requirements to become ABC enrolled. Requirements include regulatory, staff education and training, health and safety, nutrition and food service, staff-parent interaction and observation of the program. If interested in ABC enrollment, call 1-800-763-ABCD.
  • A written application is required at Level A and Level B. If interested in enrollment, call 1-800-763-ABCD.
  • No.
    The ABC standards and all enrollment documents are completed by the ABC staff. If interested in enrollment, call 1-800-763-ABCD. You can also see the center standards and other documents on our website. 
  • A license/approval is required at Level A. At other levels, the facility must meet regulatory requirements (licensed/approved or meet legal exemption requirements). DSS licensed/approved facilities must maintain their license/approval with a history of compliance to regulations. Family child care homes may be registered.
  • Yes.
    South Carolina Licensing Law requires churches to be licensed to receive state or federal funds.
  • No.
  • Yes.
    Staff must have the required credential or sign a plan to obtain the credential if stipulated in the standards.
  • Yes.
    An ABC Monitor will visit the facility to observe the facility and the child care activities provided.
  • No.
    ABC does not require a provider to change their operation policies. ABC purchases a slot from a provider for a client and has procedures for payment and service documentation.
  • No.
    A provider cannot enroll at different levels for different classrooms/age groups.
  • Yes.
    Each facility is enrolled based on the services provided at the facility. Each will have to be assessed and meet the requirements for enrollment.
  • You will receive official notification in writing from the ABC Program. However, during the exit conference, the ABC Monitor will discuss the results of the assessment.