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How does ABC Quality’s rating system work?

ABC Quality is a voluntary rating and improvement program that helps South Carolina parents find high quality child care. Child care providers can voluntarily participate in ABC Quality to demonstrate that they meet, exceed or surpass basic child care standards.

By ABC Quality Team on December 28, 2020

How do I search for a quality child care program in South Carolina?

For parents and caregivers searching for quality child care programs in South Carolina, the Department of Social Services (DSS) and the ABC Quality child care program ratings system recommends the following steps: learn, research and visit.

By ABC Quality Team on December 28, 2020

Why won’t my baby go to sleep?

For every new parent or caregiver who brings a newborn into their home, there’s nothing more common than a sleepless night. Although newborns generally sleep about eight to nine hours in the daytime and about eight hours a night—they typically do not stay asleep for more than one to two hours at a time. The good news for those tired caregivers is that most babies do start sleeping through the night—without waking—around the 3-month period.

By ABC Quality Team on December 8, 2020

How do I help my child develop a positive body image?

When it comes to helping your child gain confidence and self-esteem, one of the most important things a parent or caregiver can do is to teach the importance of having a positive body image. Having a good body image helps kids feel confident and adds to their sell-esteem.

By ABC Quality Team on December 1, 2020

How do I know if my child has a food allergy?

As a parent or caregiver, you constantly monitor your child as they grow and develop, checking off important milestones to ensure they are on the path to health and wellness. But what do you do if you suspect your infant or toddler may have a food allergy?

By ABC Quality Team on November 24, 2020