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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April 09, 2021

ECAC Council Briefs - 2021, Issue 1

Helping children thrive means ensuring that parents and caregivers have the resources and opportunities they need for their own economic security and well-being, as well as their children’s. In South Carolina and throughout the country, early childhood programs exist along a continuum of services ranging from child-focused to family-focused. […]

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December 21, 2020

ECAC Council Briefs - 2020, Issue 5

As we prepare to say farewell to 2020, perhaps the most challenging and unprecedented year in our lifetime, the Early Childhood Advisory Council is looking forward to next year when we will be working with new staff and board members! […]

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December 16, 2020

PDG Progress Notes: Grant funds expand innovative home visiting program

The Preschool Development Grant B-5 will fund the affiliate fees for South Carolina to implement the HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) USA program, an evidence‐based home visiting instruction program designed to improve child outcomes by using intervention to support parents in their role as their children's first and most important teacher. […]

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September 25, 2020

ECAC Council Briefs - 2020, Issue 4

Families with young children are feeling the stress and burden that a lack of child care brings to challenging time. Listening to parents is a crucial step in determining solutions to rebuild the ailing child care industry during this “new normal” and beyond. […]

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