Daycares & Early Child Care Programs

The Department of Social Services Division of Early Care and Education is responsible for licensing, inspecting and regulating child care programs in South Carolina. Any person or organization that cares for children for more than four hours per day or for children from more than one family must be licensed or regulated.

Links and Resources
Department of Social Services Division of Early Care and Education
Department of Social Services Childcare Resources
Finding quality child care - ABC Quality
Financial assistance for child care - SC Child Care Resource & Referral Network
SC Program for Infant/Toddler Care
Child care for children of all abilities - SC Child Care Inclusion Collaborative
Child care for children who are or may be hard of hearing - Beginnings
SC Code addressing childcare facilities

Early Childhood Assistance Programs

SC Voucher makes payments to child care providers to care for children from low-income families so their parents can work. This Division can be reached at 1-800-476-0199.

Links and Resources:
Department of Health and Environmental Control WIC Program
U.S. Government State Benefits Page
Federal food assistance
SC summer food programs

This information was prepared to give you some general information on the law. It is not intended as legal advice about any particular problem. If you have questions about the law you should consult a lawyer. If you do not know a lawyer, you can call the South Carolina Bar Lawyer Referral Service weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The number is 799-7100 in Richland or Lexington Counties, and 1-800-868-2284 from other parts of the state.