During these early years of brain growth, infants and toddlers absorb massive amounts of information from interacting with other people. This early learning becomes the foundation for all future learning. The Basics are five fun, simple, and powerful ways to help all our children become he happiest and most successful they can be. Let’s seize the opportunity. 
BabyNet is South Carolina’s interagency early intervention system for infants and toddlers under three years of age with developmental delays, or who have conditions associated with developmental delays.
The South Carolina Child Care Inclusion Collaborative (SCIC) provides individualized training and technical assistance for child care providers to support the inclusion of children with disabilities/developmental delays in child care programs. Our Inclusion specialists work directly with child care staff and program administrators to increase the use of evidence-based practices that lead to access and meaningful participation for all children.
South Carolina DSS Child Care Licensing — Learn how to become licensed, licensing requirements, fingerprint information, orientation dates, and types of providers. Also find additional forms and resources about licensing laws, safety resources, etc.
SC Voucher makes payments to child care providers to care for children from low-income families so their parents can work. View various resources and information about the program.
The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) promotes policies and advances evidence-based practices that support families and enhance the optimal development of young children (0-8) who have or are at risk for developmental delays and disabilities. DEC is an international membership organization for those who work with or on behalf of young children (0-8) with disabilities and other special needs and their families.
Families with shared experiences are uniquely qualified to help each other, offering support, guidance and encouragement. Because of this, all of these programs and services are family centered and based on the concept of parent-to-parent support. Whether you’re just beginning your journey or have a question along the way, Family Connection offers a variety of services and resources that can help.
Child and Adult Food Program – CACFP provides aid to child and adult care institutions and family or group day care homes for the provision of nutritious foods that contribute to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of young children, and the health and wellness of older adults and chronically impaired disabled persons. See how CACFP can make a difference in the quality of your program!dec
South Carolina Program for Infant/Toddler Care – The SCPITC promotes responsive, relationship-based approach to infant/toddler care. The positions advocated by the South Carolina PITC are based in sound child development and family support research, theory and practice.
South Carolina Center for Child Care Career Development (SC-CCCCD)
Parents as Teachers National Center is an international nonprofit organization that promotes optimal early development, learning and health of young children by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers. They advance the delivery of high quality services for families through a comprehensive system of supports and innovative solutions.
Fetter is equally committed to providing comprehensive services for all populations including the insured, uninsured, underinsured and underserved alike, while accepting all forms of payment. With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, more than ever health centers are vital as more individuals are now seeking a quality, comprehensive medical home for their primary health care.
Find the support your child needs from birth through age five.
We connect families with South Carolina’s public services for young children.
CCR&R helps parents find child care. Find resources for families, educators, and communities.
South Carolina First Steps to School Readiness is the state’s comprehensive early childhood education initiative. We exist to ensure South Carolina’s children are ready for school success.
WIC (Women, Infants & Children) is a nutrition program that provides health education, healthy foods, breastfeeding support, and other services free of charge to South Carolina families who qualify.
SNAP – Households, individuals, seniors and the homeless may all be eligible for SNAP benefits. People who are working and need help to stretch their income to purchase food may also be eligible for SNAP benefits as well as those receiving Social Security benefits, child support or unemployment.
Car Seats & Booster Seats Program (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) – Car seats and boosters provide protection for infants and children in a crash, yet car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13. That’s why it’s so important to choose and use the right car seat correctly every time your child is in the car.