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I Want to be Licensed

There are approximately 3,000 licensed child care centers and homes in South Carolina. Child care programs must be Licensed, Registered, Approved or Legally Exempt (not licensed) to legally operate in our state.

Child Care Providers must be licensed if they…

  • Operate 4 or more hours a day, and…
  • Operate more than 2 days a week, and…
  • Care for children from more than 1 unrelated family.

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If you are interested in becoming licensed, contact the Regional Licensing Office for your county to sign-up for an orientation session.  You can find the phone number for your Regional Office by clicking your county on the map below.

Map of South Carolina with Counties


Linda Allen
Child Care Licensing Upstate Region
P.O. Box 5616
Greenville,SC 29606-5616
Telephone: (864) 250-5576 or Toll-Free: (800) 637-8550
April McDaniel
Child Care Licensing Midlands Region
1628 Browning Road, Suite 200-4
Columbia,SC 29210
Telephone: (803) 898-9001 or Toll-Free: (888) 202-1469
Crystal Mattison
Child Care Licensing Low Country Region
3346 Rivers Avenue, Suite D-1
North Charleston,SC 29405
Telephone: (843) 953-9780 or Toll-Free: (800) 260-0211
Peggy Wilson
Child Care Licensing Pee Dee Region
BTC-037, 181 East Evans Street
Florence,SC 29506
Telephone: (843) 661-6623 or Toll-Free: (800) 464-9138