South Carolina’s Early Childhood Advisory Council is a collaborative body representing the state’s early childhood system. Established in law, the ECAC includes the directors of eight state agencies and government entities that provide state- and federally-funded services to young children. South Carolina First Steps coordinates the activities of the council.


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Advise the administration and legislature on policy and systems improvements that affect young children.

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July 31, 2020

South Carolina Leaders Urge Parents To Fill Out Child Care Survey

The South Carolina ECAC and the United Way Association of South Carolina want to hear how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted families and their ability to get child care for their young children. The Build It Back Better survey will help state leaders learn how South Carolina can improve the systems when the crisis is over. The survey can found at: / […]

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July 21, 2020

Job Opening: SLDS Project Coordinator

The ECAC is hiring a Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems Project Coordinator to lead strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, and data governance efforts for the SLDS’ South Carolina Early Learning Extension project through the ECAC. […]

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