All posts in Early Learning

Sep 29, 2023

Are there scholarships 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. 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.

Jun 27, 2023

Tips to make the transition into child care easy for the whole family

Life transitions can be challenging for anyone, especially when it comes to the unknown. But when it comes to starting child care for the first time, parents and children often feel anxiety and discomfort about transitioning to this new stage of life. The good news is that there are many things you can do to help ease everyone's stress and help ensure your child is emotionally, socially, and physically prepared and ready to start this brand-new adventure.

Apr 4, 2023

The Week of the Young Child to be held April 1-7

The Week of the Young Child® recognizes that children's opportunities are our responsibilities. This week allows families and child care providers a time to recommit themselves to ensuring that every child experiences the type of early environment—at home, at child care, at school, and in the community—that promotes the needs of young children, their families, and the early childhood programs that serve them.

Feb 21, 2023

How is ABC Quality making child care more accessible for parents?

Affordable, high-quality child care is a must for families in South Carolina. Child care not only keeps children safe and healthy, but it also helps them develop social, emotional, and communication skills as well as early education concepts that they will need for success in school and in their lives outside of school and throughout their lives. Unfortunately, many families in communities across the state have limited access to child care. But that’s where ABC Quality comes in.

Feb 21, 2023

Why are routines important for children and families?

Raising a family can be one of the most gratifying experiences but it can also come with unexpected stressors. Between changing diapers, planning meals, and managing a budget, life's pressures can overwhelm you (and your family!). However, jam-packed schedules don't have to result in chaos and fast food every night. One of the best ways to get a handle on your family's hectic life can be as easy as setting up a daily routine.