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Why is family important in a child's development?

As a child grows and develops, his or her first human interactions are typically with family members and associated caregivers. These first contacts are vital for the development of a child’s socialization skills as well as teaching children how to have a better understanding of themselves and of people around them.

By ABC Quality Team on May 18, 2021

How do I know if my child is depressed?

Most people think of depression as an adult condition—or one found in preteen or teenaged children. However, depression can develop in younger children too and so it’s important for parents, caregivers, teachers and other adults to recognize the symptoms.

By ABC Quality Team on May 11, 2021

How important is it to read to a young child?

As parents and caregivers work hard to prepare their children for success in school—and in life—one of the most important things they can do is start reading to their child at an early age. By reading to a child, adults can help them get ready for formal education, open their mind to creativity and expose them to worlds they never could imagine on their own.

By ABC Quality Team on May 4, 2021

How do I become a foster parent?

Currently there are nearly 4,000 children in foster care across the state of South Carolina with an additional need for more than 2,300 foster families so that children can remain in their home communities. If you have ever thought about participating in foster care in our state, here is some information that can help.

By ABC Quality Team on April 27, 2021

How do I prepare my home for a newborn?

When it comes to the many changes we face in a lifetime, there may not be one more monumental than bringing a new baby into the world. But as many new parents and caregivers might agree, an equally big challenge is bringing a new baby home for the first time. A new baby may seem like a tiny bundle, but the new arrival means big changes in and around the home.

By ABC Quality Team on January 12, 2021