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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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Press Release

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 conduct a survey to learn 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 has closed as of August 9. […]

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June 06, 2020

Commentary: Our economy needs child care; our state needs early education

The Post and Courier's editorial by ECAC chair David Morley warns that the pandemic could “kill top reforms” raised important concerns about education in South Carolina. But there’s a crucial part of education that I fear is slipping through the cracks because we don’t think about it enough: early childhood education and child care. […]

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