In the summer of 2020, we asked parents and caregivers of children ages 0-5 how they were managing child care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The statewide survey was conducted by the South Carolina Early Childhood Advisory Council, United Way Association of South Carolina and South Carolina First Steps with support from the Alliance for Early Success. More than 1,200 parents and caregivers from 42 of 46 counties in South Carolina responded, and the results were released at virtual press conference on September 1, 2020.
"It's extremely difficult working full time at home and caring for my children, but I also don't feel comfortable putting them back into a public situation."
~Working parent, Lexington County
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Listen to the voices of South Carolina parents as they share their lived experiences on how the pandemic has impacted their families.
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