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Why are the first five years of my child’s brain development so important?

During the first five years of life, a child will undergo such intensive developmental transformations that it’s often hard for parents to recognize their newborn as the same little person entering kindergarten. These first five years are often called “the leap years” not only because a child grows by leaps and bounds but also because a child’s ever-changing brain is continually evolving—literally leaping forward with learning, developing, absorbing and building a foundation for how they will learn for the rest of their life.

By ABC Quality Team on September 4, 2020

What COVID-19 safety guidelines should my child care provider be following upon reopening?

As child care providers reopen across South Carolina, parents and caregivers have many questions when it comes to COVID safety precautions for their children. When making recommendations to the public, to parents and providers, the S.C. Department of Social Services (DSS) and the ABC Quality child care staff follow the health and safety guidelines set forth by the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).

By ABC Quality Team on September 4, 2020

Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day for my child?

For generations, parents and caregivers have told their children that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In recent years, however, the importance of breakfast has been debated because of competing diet plans and weight-loss strategies, but most experts still agree that a good breakfast is important—especially for children.

By ABC Quality Team on August 25, 2020

How do I choose an age appropriate toy for my child?

In the world of children, “play” is considered part of the “workday.” When children play, they are learning new skills, asserting themselves as individuals, and practicing relationships with others and the world-at-large.

By ABC Quality Team on July 21, 2020

Benefits of Introducing Your Child to The Great Outdoors

Help encourage your kids and other members of the family to spend more time outside in nature, learn about six health and development benefits that can last a lifetime

By ABC Quality Team on June 23, 2020