All posts in Early Learning

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.

Jan 3, 2023

How do I talk to children about disabilities?

Many parents have had the experience of being out with their child when they encounter someone with disabilities. Children are naturally curious and such encounters may often end in long stares, abrupt questions and perhaps some parental embarrassment. Whether it’s a classmate on the autism spectrum, a family member with Downs Syndrome, or a stranger in a wheelchair, parents need to be prepared to address their child’s curiosity and help them learn from the encounter. Here are a few suggestions on how to discuss disabilities with your child when they come to you with questions.

Nov 22, 2022

Should I become a stay-at-home parent?

If there’s one thing parents and caregivers can all agree on, it’s simply that there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” method of child rearing. Some parents can successfully balance a busy career while raising a child, while others simply find it too difficult to manage and choose to stay at home full-time with their child. But in weighing the pros and cons of this difficult decision, remember there really is no right or wrong answer. It’s all about what works best for you—and your family.