CCR&R helps parents find child care...
Choosing child care is one of the most important decisions families make, but all too often they must rely on word-of-mouth. The South Carolina Child Care Resource and Referral (SC-CCRRN) help parents take the guesswork out of choosing care by providing:
- Referrals to local child care providers
- information on state licensing requirements
- information on availability of child care subsidies
- Information on quality child care indicators
SC-CCRN provides guidance by phone, in person, and in other ways, such as the internet, that are tailored to each individual family.
SC-CCRRN supports families to raise healthy children by...
- Talking with parents one-on-one.
- Understanding the delicate balance of family life, particularly for low-income families.
- Understanding that finding high-quality child care is just a first step to raising happy, healthy children.
- Offering parenting workshops, early child development training, and newsletters.
- Reaching out to parents with trusted, local information that enables them to make informed choices.
SC-CCRRN builds the supply of child care by...
- Providing an entry point to the child care field.
- Helping providers meet licensing requirements.
- Supporting providers by offering low-cost or free training in diverse topics like health & safety, child development, and sound business practices.
- Working with local and state governments and the private sector to leverage. resources for building and maintaining the supply of quality child care.
SC-CCRRN improves the quality of child care by...
- Providing ongoing professional development opportunities to child care providers and staff.
- Supporting ABC Quality program, child development associate, early childhood education programs.
- Helping create financial incentives for education.
- Advocating for better compensation for providers.
SC-CCRRN bridges child care and education...
High-quality child care has many benefits, including preparing children for school. SC-CCRRN strive to create child care settings that help children grow and learn by:
- Educating parents about early learning and the components of quality care.
- Informing communities about the important links between early learning and later success in school.
- Making the connection of quality early childhood with workforce development.
SC-CCRRN documents child care needs and trends by...
- Gathering information to better understand family needs.
- Acting as a major source of information about the local supply and cost of child care.
- Tracking trends about the changing needs of families .
SC-CCRRN engage new partners by...
- Reaching out to business leaders, law enforcement, pediatrics doctors, school teachers, and others.
- Making child care an issue the entire community cares about.
- Collaborating with other family support services to promote a holistic vision of child care that includes health, literacy, and special needs.
SC-CCRRN tells the child care story by...
- Providing research based data and information.
- Documenting identified community needs .
- Creating new strategies to meet those needs.
- Bringing the voices of children, families, and child care providers to the public.