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Why is school readiness so important?

Early childhood learning and experiences are critical to building a child's education readiness. ABC Quality explains why school readiness matters especially in the earliest years of childhood.

By ABC Quality Team at 24 Jan 2017

Are child care centers dangerous?

When considering child care options, don’t confuse facts and opinions. Do your own research. The opinions of others — even those with best intentions — can be misinformed.

By ABC Quality Team at 3 Jan 2017

What qualities should you look for in a child care provider?

What qualities should you seek in a child care provider? A few key characteristics are patience, attentiveness and creativity. Here's why quality caregivers matter.

By ABC Quality Team at 15 Nov 2016

What role does play have in childhood development?

Pretend games, exploration, running and mud pies are more than ways children play. They’re important play activities that teach children skills they’ll use throughout their lives.

By ABC Quality Team at 1 Nov 2016

What are SC’s quality ratings and what do they mean?

Learn about ABC Quality, SC's voluntary child care rating and improvement program, and see how our ratings help South Carolina parents find high quality child care.

By ABC Quality Team at 25 Oct 2016