South Carolina’s Early Childhood Education System
South Carolina’s statewide organization focused on the prevention of child abuse and neglect.
Online portal where families and advocates can find child care, health, early intervention, nutrition and parenting support information.
The state’s only dedicated, comprehensive early childhood initiative focused on getting children ready for school and life success.
Federal program that promotes school readiness in children from birth to age five from low-income families by enhancing cognitive, social, and emotional development.
Portal to connect to all publicly-funded educational preschool programs in South Carolina.
As the state affiliate of NAEYC, SCAEYC supports children from birth to age 8 and their families by creating awareness of the importance of early childhood and advocating for the needs, rights, education and well-being of young children in South Carolina
Promotes and protects the health of the public and the environment in South Carolina.
SCDHHS administers the Healthy Connections Medicaid program, South Carolina's grant-in-aid program by which federal and state governments share the cost of providing medical care for low-income, elderly and disabled residents.
DMH supports the recovery of South Carolinians with mental illnesses through a statewide network of community mental health centers, clinics, hospitals and nursing homes.
SC DSS, which houses the Division of Early Care and Education, promotes the safety, permanency and well-being of children and vulnerable adults, helping individuals achieve stability and strengthening families. As the lead agency for CCDF funding, DSS receives federal funding to support the availability, affordability, and quality of child care throughout South Carolina.
This collaborative body represents the state’s early childhood system and includes state agency directors, elected officials, state-level early childhood leaders, members of the business and medical communities, parents and early childhood educators.
A membership organization for educators that strives to educate the public, advance evidence-based practices and provide leadership to enhance early care and education for SC children from birth to age eight.
Statewide association that provides services and programs for members; promotes physical, emotional, social, and intellectual growth in SC child care programs; and advocates for quality child care.
Multidisciplinary professional association working to promote nurturing relationships for infants, young children and their families through resources, policies and practices to foster healthy social-emotional development and well-being.
The Division of Early Care and Education, part of the South Carolina Department of Social Services, manages federal child care programs and is the single point of contact for the state’s federal child care dollars.
Provides Instruction, certification, evaluations and key program information for South Carolina educators in order to ensure all public education students graduate prepared for success.
A public research university in Columbia, South Carolina with the following early care and education initiatives: CCR&R; SCPITC; Inclusion Collaborative; Yvonne & Schuyler Moore Child Development Research Center