The following Partners work along with the ABC Child Care Program to provide a network of comprehensive services to children, families and providers in the ABC Program.
- Center for Child Care Career Development (CCCCD)
- Helps improve the quality of all early childhood programs in the state of SC through the professional development of early childhood teachers/caregivers.
- Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
- Key source of support for improving the nutritional quality of meals and snacks served to children in child care facilities in SC.
- SC Child Care Inclusion Collaborative (Inclusion Collaborative)
- Formerly the ABC Special Needs Program (ABC-SN), the Inclusion Collaborative provides training and technical assistance through identified specialists for the inclusion of children with developmental delays and different abilities/needs in SC child care facilities. For more information call 803-777-8483, e-mail email@example.com, or write to: The South Carolina Child Care Inclusion Collaborative, 1530 Wheat Street, Columbia, SC 29201.
- SC Head Start Collaboration Office
- Helps to ensure that Head Start eligible children receive services and encourages partnership between Head Start and other agencies involved with the care and education of young children in SC.
- South Carolina Child Care Resource and Referral Network
- Advocates for the support of quality child care and helps to increase access to improve knowledge of child care professionals, and to quality child care for parents/families in SC.
- South Carolina Program for Infant/Toddler Care (SCPITC)
- Provides resources, training, coaching and mentoring to child care teachers/caregivers of infants and toddlers in SC.
Professional Association Partners
- South Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children (SCAEYC)
- Serves and acts on behalf of the needs, rights, and well-being of young children.
- South Carolina Child Care Association (SCCCA)
- Advocates for quality child care and promotes the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual growth in child care programs.
- South Carolina Early Childhood Association (SCECA)
- Works on behalf of children ages 0-8 and their families to increase awareness of their needs by providing opportunities for coordination among parents, teachers, health workers, religious and social workers, and others concerned.