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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Convene and mobilize agencies, organizations, and individuals focused on early childhood health, education and development to ensure all children reach their highest potential.



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

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September 15, 2021

ECAC Council Briefs - September 2021

To achieve our shared vision of success for every child, the Early Childhood Advisory Council has spearheaded the development of a comprehensive plan for the state’s early childhood system. […]

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June 03, 2021

ECAC Council Briefs - June 2021

Year 2 of PDG is underway. One of the first activities is to survey families about their needs related to early care and education, health and wellbeing, and community/family support. Dr. Leigh D’Amico, ADKLFJLDJF (REM) is leading this work. The survey will be disseminated through a range of social platforms and through our early childhood partners including SC First Steps local partnerships and 4K, SC Department of Social Services, Head Start and others […]

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