Feb 17, 2022
State officials unveil plan to strengthen early childhood system
State leaders met with Governor Henry McMaster at the statehouse Thursday to unveil a plan to strengthen the state’s early childhood system and launch a new website for families.
Jan 13, 2022
DSS Celebrates ABC Quality’s 30th Anniversary in 2022
Throughout 2022, the South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) is celebrating ABC Quality’s 30 years of supporting families and early childhood programs.
Jan 10, 2022
From Health Care to Education, the Early Childhood Workforce Is in Crisis
As an organization, ICS focuses on the systems that support young children and their families to help them thrive, spanning health care, child welfare, and early care and education. In order to deliver on the promise of these investments, we need well-trained, well-compensated professionals who can bring their expertise, passion, and commitment to their fields. But across sectors, our society currently underinvests in the needs of this workforce–leading to burnout for professionals and missed opportunities for families.
Dec 10, 2021
This company invests $2.5 million a year in childcare
Corning Inc. has been helping find and pay for childcare for its employees since 1980. Here’s what other companies can learn from them.
Jul 5, 2021
State Snapshots of Potential Demand for and Policies to Support Nontraditional-Hour Child Care
Demand for child care for parents who work early in the mornings, evenings, nights, and weekends is a concern for policymakers trying to increase access to child care. Families working these nontraditional-hour (NTH) schedules can face extra challenges finding child care, and public funds less often support the care arrangements they use. The child care crisis brought on by the pandemic has amplified the challenges of accessing NTH care and the impact of race on families’ risks and opportunities.