September 25, 2020

ECAC Council Briefs - Volume 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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September 13, 2020

Job Opening: Two-Generation Coordinator

The Two-Generation Coordinator position is the first of its kind in the state. The inaugural role will be working from the vantage point of the SC Early Childhood Advisory Council to serve as the state's lead for cross-agency, system-wide adoption of policies, programs and approaches that benefit whole families, specifically young children and the adults in their lives. […]

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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 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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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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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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