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How do I prepare my home for a newborn?

When it comes to the many changes we face in a lifetime, there may not be one more monumental than bringing a new baby into the world. But as many new parents and caregivers might agree, an equally big challenge is bringing a new baby home for the first time. A new baby may seem like a tiny bundle, but the new arrival means big changes in and around the home.

By ABC Quality Team on January 12, 2021

How do I teach my child to properly wash their hands?

As mothers, fathers, and caregivers around the world have told many children—the best and most simple way to avoid spreading nasty germs to other people or getting sick (such as getting a cold or the flu) is to wash your hands. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) agrees that not only is proper handwashing important but that many diseases and conditions around the globe could be alleviated if people would wash their hands with soap and clean, running water.

By ABC Quality Team on January 5, 2021

How does ABC Quality’s rating system work?

ABC Quality is a voluntary rating and improvement program that helps South Carolina parents find high quality child care. Child care providers can voluntarily participate in ABC Quality to demonstrate that they meet, exceed or surpass basic child care standards.

By ABC Quality Team on December 28, 2020

How do I search for a quality child care program in South Carolina?

For parents and caregivers searching for quality child care programs in South Carolina, the Department of Social Services (DSS) and the ABC Quality child care program ratings system recommends the following steps: learn, research and visit.

By ABC Quality Team on December 28, 2020

What questions should I ask when visiting a potential child care provider?

With so many new parents and caregivers having to juggle day (and night) jobs along with child care duties, choosing the right child care program is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. But with so many program options out there, how do you know what is best for your child?

By ABC Quality Team on December 15, 2020