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What do I need to know about child care enrollment?

The process of enrolling a child in a child care program sounds straightforward to most parents and caregivers, but often feels very different. Many first-time parents begin their child care facility tours only to learn that the waiting list is six months, or even years long! While this is a frequent cause of stress in expecting parents and caregivers who are facing a return date at work, there are a few things that can help you move off the list more quickly.

By ABC Quality Team on November 15, 2022

How do I help my child unplug with a digital detox?

It’s next to impossible to avoid screens at this day and age. Technology and electronics play a large role in our lives at school, at work, at home and while traveling. While our electronic devices have the potential to enrich our lives and ability to learn, there are also definite drawbacks linked to excessive screen time, including increased aggression, problems sleeping, anxiety, poor academic performance and more.

By ABC Quality Team on October 4, 2022

What are tips to help my child avoid summer “Brain Drain?”

Students may look forward to three months of no school as summer approaches, but it can leave some parents concerned about whether their child runs the risk of backsliding in certain subjects and skills. Summer “brain drain” or “summer slide” has been studied for decades and asserts that children’s learning falls backwards during the months they are not in school. While it is real and happens, most education experts contend that it isn’t really a loss of knowledge, but rather a lapse, and most students catch back up successfully following break. However, there are several easy ways parents and caregivers help combat summer brain drain while at home.

By ABC Quality Team on July 26, 2022

DSS Celebrates ABC Quality’s 30th Birthday in 2022

The South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) is encouraging communities statewide to join in celebrating ABC Quality’s 30th Anniversary this year.

By Sherrie Dueno, Project Manager, ABC Quality on July 20, 2022

What are Ways to Better the Parent-Grandparent Relationship?

There is no doubt that—in most cases—having an involved grandparent or grandparents is highly beneficial to children. The relationship between a child and grandparent is unique and special. It provides children with an added sense of safety and familial structure and can encourage independence through overnight sleepovers and other get togethers. In general, the greater grandparental involvement in a child’s life, the greater a child’s overall wellbeing.

By ABC Quality Team on June 28, 2022