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How can parents and caregivers support children through challenging times?

Parents and caregivers raising young children today have already navigated over two years of community crisis. Since 2020, parents have had to maintain their own mental and physical health throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, and during that, may have neglected what toll this sort of event can take on their child. Though children can be very naturally resilient, disruptions in school schedules, sick family members, changes in financial circumstances and more can all leave lasting impacts, making the thoughtful guidance and support of parents and caregivers crucial during times of community stress and tension. Here are a few ways to positively parent through traumatic events and emerge on the other side with resilient children.

By ABC Quality Team on September 20, 2022

How can I help my child heal from food insecurity?

Food insecurity—the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food—affects around 1 in 6 American children, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). That means well over 12 million children in the United States are living in a situation where they do not have regular access to enough food to live a healthy and active life. While the issues that result in food insecurity merit thought and discussion on their own, here is a look at exactly how food insecurity can specifically impact children and what parents and caregivers can do to help their children heal from food insecurity, anxiety, and survival behavior.

By ABC Quality Team on August 30, 2022

How Do I Talk to Children About School Shootings?

Anxiety about school shootings is on the rise, especially following the loss of 21 lives at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, earlier this year. Constant media coverage of gun violence in American schools can make it difficult not to imagine a worst-case scenario at your child’s school, and the mental and emotional toll these horrific events take on both parents and students is immense. Parents and caregivers may wonder just how much they should discuss with their child in the wake of such tragedies.

By ABC Quality Team on May 31, 2022

How do ABC Quality Providers Support Pride and Understanding of Family Culture?

Most parents and caregivers wonder how well their child will fit into a child care program’s classroom culture. But many families are also looking for a provider to incorporate some of their family’s culture into their child’s day-to-day child care experience. ABC Quality offers multiple methods when it comes to engaging families based on their cultural needs and interests, which helps providers reinforce pride and understanding of a child’s home culture.

By ABC Quality Team on December 22, 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