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Provider Business Procedures

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Provider Business Procedures for Level A and B Providers Outlines the procedures to be followed by providers who receive payments from the ABC Child Care Voucher Program and are enrolled in Level A or B. PDF
Provider Business Procedures for Level C Providers Outlines the procedures to be followed by providers who receive payments from the ABC Child Care Voucher Program and are enrolled at Level C. PDF

Core Competencies

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Core Competencies for Early Childhood Teachers/Caregivers and Program Administrators This document outlines the knowledge and skills needed by early childhood professionals working with children from birth to school age in any early care and education setting in South Carolina. Thumbnail of document cover - Core Competencies

Early Learning Standards

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Good Start Grow Smart: South Carolina Early Learning Standards for 3, 4, & 5 Year-Old Children These standards were developed based on research in the critical areas of learning and development. They apply to all settings in which children ages 3, 4, & 5 receive care.
ABC Level A Required Standards, Part I, Standard III, Staff Qualifications and Development, Section E.,2.,a., requires at least 2 clock hours of training on the SC Early Learning Standards for teachers/caregivers of children ages birth-5.
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Infant & Toddler Guidelines These guidelines are meant to be the critical first step in ensuring that all of South Carolina's children, birth to three, have responsive, reciprocal and respectful care. Thumbnail of document cover - IT Guidelines

South Carolina's Materials and Activities Guides

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Materials Guide: Infant/Toddler ABC-recommended guidelines for use when purchasing materials for children birth-36 months of age. Thumbnail of document cover - Infant/Toddler Materials Guide
Materials Guide: Preschool ABC-recommended guidelines for use when purchasing materials for children 3-5 years of age. Thumbnail of document cover - Preschool Materials Guide
Materials Guide: Afterschool ABC-recommended guidelines for use when purchasing materials for children 6-12 years of age. Thumbnail of document cover - Afterschool Materials Guide
Physical Activities Guide Guidelines for promoting preschool children's physical activities during outdoor play. Thumbnail of document cover - Physical Activities Guide

SC Early Care and Education Career Path

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CCCCD Credential Brochure This brochure provides basic information on the credentialing system. Visit www.sc-ccccd.net to learn more. PDF
SC Early Care and Education Career Path This document was created to support the professional development system for early care and education professionals in South Carolina. Visit www.sc-ccccd.net to learn more. PDF
TEACH Scholarship Brochure This brochure provides basic information on the TEACH Scholarship Program. Visit www.sc-ccccd.net to learn more. PDF

State Plan: Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF)

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Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) State Plan This document describes the CCDF program administered by DSS. PDF