SC 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 & Referral (SC-CCR&R) 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 CCR&R provides guidance by phone, in person, and in other ways, such as the internet, that are tailored to each individual family.
SC CCR&R supports families in their effort 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 CCR&R builds the supply of child care by . . .
- Providing an entry point to the child care field.
- Helping child care providers meet licensing requirements.
- Supporting child care 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 CCR&R improves the quality of child care by . . .
- Providing ongoing professional development opportunities to child care providers and staff.
- Supporting the ABC Quality, child development associate, and early childhood education programs.
- Helping create financial incentives for education.
- Advocating for better compensation for child care providers.
SC CCR&R bridges child care and education . . .
High-quality child care has many benefits, including preparing children for school. SC-CCR&R strives to create child care settings that help children grow and learn by:
- Educating parents about early learning and the components of quality child care.
- Informing communities about the important links between early learning and later success in school.
- Making the connection between quality early childhood with workforce development.
SC CCR&R 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-CCR&R 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 CCR&R 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.