Resources & Reports


Through surveys and interviews conducted in 2021-2022, findings highlight the most prominent needs of a diverse group of South Carolina families. 

The following is a report from the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee (EOC) pursuant to Provisos 1.55 and 1A.29 of the 2022-23 General Appropriations Act to report on the Child Early Reading and Development Education Program (CERDEP)

A compilation of findings from a statewide survey conducted Summer 2022

The 2022 report shares highlights from the South Carolina Family Voice Council which was born of a commitment from the public early childhood system to partner with families and listen, center, and co-create the future of programming and policies that impact families in our state.

The 33rd edition of the Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT® Data Book describes how children in America are in the midst of a mental health crisis, struggling with anxiety and depression at unprecedented levels.

This year’s publication continues to present national and state data across four domains — economic well-being, education, health and family and community — and ranks states in overall child well-being. The report includes pre-pandemic figures as well as more recent statistics, and shares the latest information of its kind available.

The SC Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children publishes the supplement to its annual report which has findings and recommendations for action on a variety of issues impacting the well-being of South Carolina’s children.

Ascend published “Toward A More Equitable Tomorrow: A Landscape Analysis of Early Childhood Leadership” that highlights key issues we face across the nation that are also mirrored in communities across our state.  The report identifies priority areas, such as supporting parents in locating job and educational opportunities to promote greater economic security, and the vital importance of shaping the direction our systems move by centering the experience, knowledge, and leadership of families. 

“South Carolina Pre-K to Kindergarten Transition Plan: Family Engagement” demonstrates the state’s collective capacity and commitment to ensure every child and family has the resources to learn, flourish and thrive. It includes a range of recommendations and opportunities identified to enhance, increase, and improve families’ engagement with preschool and school-based professionals, leading to shared understanding and goals around school readiness.

Telling the story of babies is more important than ever. The data included in the State of Babies Yearbook: 2022 help policymakers understand the indications that too many babies face risks that can undermine development and therefore their ability to reach their potential—in other words, what to pay attention to. The data also can help policymakers think strategically about progress—the actions that can be taken to create meaningful and sustainable change for all families with young children.

This strategic plan is a five-year roadmap for optimizing South Carolina's early childhood system and moving toward a shared vision of success for every child, from birth through age five.

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