Contact Information

SC CCR&R invites you to get to know our staff, based in Columbia, and our regional Quality Coaches, located throughout the state.  Our staff provides child care referrals to parents looking for quality child care and develops community partnerships to increase the quality of child care. Quality Coaches provide on-site technical assistance and training for early care and education programs located in center-based, faith-based, school-based, and family-based early childhood settings.

Please contact the SC CCR&R staff member below regarding free child care resource & referral services or the Quality Coach in your county about technical assistance (free, on-site training), licensing questions, and information on early care and education:

 

University of South Carolina

Yvonne & Schuyler Moore Child Development Research Center

1530 Wheat Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29208

 

Toll Free: (888) 335-1002

Email: scccrr@mailbox.sc.edu

Website: www.sc-ccrr.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/scccrr 

Training: www.sc-ccrr.eventbrite.com

 

STATEWIDE CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr. Vasanthi Rao, Primary Investigator

Email:    RAOV@email.sc.edu

Phone:   (803) 777-8482

 

Melissa McDonald, Director

Child Care Referral Services

Email:    MM116@mailbox.sc.edu

Phone:   (803) 240-7211

 

Tara Judge, Business Manager

SC CCR&R Account Management

Email:    JUDGETM@mailbox.sc.edu

Phone:   (803) 777-6230

 

 

Holly Barnett-Starrett, Solutions & Referrals Specialist

Child Care Referral Services

SC CCR&R Operations, Infrastructure, Data, & Design

Email:    HB5@email.sc.edu

Phone:   (803) 777-3860

 

Monica Cohens, Family Child Care Quality Coach

Family Child Care Initiatives

Email:   COHENSM@mailbox.sc.edu

Phone:  (864) 520-4229

 

Melina Cely, Quality Coach

Bilingual Specialist

Email:  CELYS@mailbox.sc.edu

Phone:  (803) 240-0178

 

Vernell Dixon, Homeless Support Liaison

Families Experiencing Homelessness Initiative

Email:  DIXONVL2@mailbox.sc.edu

Phone:  (803) 542-2905

 

 

 

Regional Quality Coaches

See contact information for a regional quality coach in your area by selecting the county below.

Abbeville County

Linda Doherty, Quality Coach

Email: DOHERTY@mailbox.sc.edu

Phone: 864-982-1102

County

We are currently in the process of filling this Quality Coach position. To receive Technical Assistance or services in this county, please submit a request using our web form. Thank you.

Web Form