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Who can help me with child care?

Quality child care is the goal of any good parent or caregiver. But paying for child care costs is often difficult for many families. Fortunately, in South Carolina, there are various kinds of resources available to families in need of financial assistance for child care.

By ABC Quality Team on June 15, 2021

How can I teach my child not to be afraid of going to the doctor?

Whether they're going in for a routine check-up or visiting a specialist for a specific problem, children often have fears about going to the doctor. A child’s reaction to a medical visit can vary widely depending on their age and temperament

By ABC Quality Team on May 31, 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