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Dec 5, 2017

Should your child take a break from learning over vacation?

Use these tips to help prevent the summer slide from kicking in over the long winter holiday break. Just before the start of break, have a discussion with your child’s teacher to learn more about the lessons your child’s class is working on. When you know what’s going on in the classroom, you can focus on certain skills you and your child would like to strengthen or retain over the holidays. 

Oct 10, 2017

What to look for in child care provider's parent handbook?

High quality child care programs are dedicated to establishing and maintaining relationships with each child’s family. A high quality early learning program will provide opportunities for and encourage parent involvement in the program’s activities. As a part of family engagement and communication, a quality daycare will also provide a parent or family handbook designed to let you know important information about the program.

Mar 28, 2017

Do all child care providers focus on offering healthy food?

Did you know that 58% of working families with children five years old and younger — or about 6.38 million households across the nation — use center-based child care options? That means that a great number of South Carolina children spend their weekdays—including lunch and snack time—in the care of a trusted child care program.