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Five Questions to Ask a Potential Child Care Provider

Parents and caregivers are tasked with many responsibilities, especially in the early years of a child’s life. One of the most important decisions parents and caregivers will make is choosing the right childcare program for their child’s pre-kindergarten years.

By ABC Quality Team on October 7, 2021

Is there financial assistance available to help pay for quality child care in South Carolina?

The need for affordable child care is one of the greatest challenges facing our nation. For South Carolinians, the good news is you may be eligible for financial assistance to help pay for child care over a certain time. Thanks to changes in federal funding, this temporary financial support is available to more families, including middle-income families, now than it ever has been before. The best part is parents can choose from an extensive list of ABC Quality monitored providers, ensuring their children experience a child care facility and environment best suited for them.

By ABC Quality Team on September 16, 2021

What are some water safety tips to keep my kids safe?

As temperatures warm and parents and caregivers head to pools, beaches, lakes, and rivers with children, it’s important to keep water safety top of mind. While poolside entertainment is great fun for the summer months, it doesn’t come without risk.

By ABC Quality Team on September 7, 2021

How much does exercise does my child need?

Regular exercise is one of the most important things a child can do to get a healthy and productive start in life. Exercise not only helps a child improve their overall fitness, but it can also help a child increase their concentration, improve academic scores, encourage their self-esteem, and build stronger bones, muscles, and heart.

By ABC Quality Team on August 31, 2021

How can I help prevent sibiling rivalry?

For parents and caregivers with more than one child, sibling rivalry can often feel like daily wars on the home front. From arguing over what television show to watch to not sharing toys, there are many things can set off a battle of wills between two or more children. When you factor in all the time most families have spent together at home during the coronavirus pandemic, most adults in the house may be feeling like exhausted referees.

By ABC Quality Team on August 24, 2021