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What qualities should you look for in a child care provider?

What qualities should you seek in a child care provider? A few key characteristics are patience, attentiveness and creativity. Here's why quality caregivers matter.

By ABC Quality Team at 15 Nov 2016

How can you introduce healthier foods to your toddler's diet?

Parents worry a lot about what their child eats — or refuses to eat — just about every day. Here are four strategies for introducing healthier foods to your toddler.

By ABC Quality Team at 8 Nov 2016

What role does play have in childhood development?

Pretend games, exploration, running and mud pies are more than ways children play. They’re important play activities that teach children skills they’ll use throughout their lives.

By ABC Quality Team at 1 Nov 2016

What are SC’s quality ratings and what do they mean?

Learn about ABC Quality, SC's voluntary child care rating and improvement program, and see how our ratings help South Carolina parents find high quality child care.

By ABC Quality Team at 25 Oct 2016

Why is reading aloud to kids so important?

One of the greatest head starts in life is free and can take as few as five or ten minutes each day. In children, however, the rewards of the investment are profound. What’s the secret? To read to children early and often.

By ABC Quality Team at 7 Oct 2016