SC Child care Resource and Referral Network - child care provider and parent resources for South Carolina

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SC CCR&R Network welcomes new child care providers to this rewarding career, and is available to support new providers through the start-up process and beyond. Whether you are operating a family or group child care business, a child care center, a before and after school program, or preschool or drop-in care, trained staff can come visit you and bring helpful information and resources. CCR&R's referral service will assist you in filling openings with families that match your schedule.

Part of the role of a child care resource and referral program is collecting and disseminating data about the child care industry. CCR&R maintains a database of all licensed or regulated child care programs, as well as information about families needing child care. This data can help providers understand the child care market in their city or community. Contact CCR&R for current information about average rates, vacancies or common business practices.

The Child Care Resource and Referral Network offers a wide variety of training that benefits providers:

• Training Workshops
• Professional Development
• Tax Workshops
• Technical Assistance

South Carolina also has specific regulations regarding the care of infants, specifically related to the risk of fire. To learn more about these regulations, look at http://www.state.sc.us/dss/cdclrs/laws/19-300-11.htm.

Different states also offer tax credit incentives to different types of child care providers. One such tax credit falls under the South Carolina Workforce development intiative. To see more information, including links to the tax code (South Carolina Code §12-6-3440) you can visit:

Workforce Development - Childcare Services Tax Credit - South Carolina

General Information:

The US Department of Health and Human Services provides a wealth of information on its National Childcare Information Center website (http://www.nccic.org/) ranging from early literacy to child development and other issues relating to running a child care facility.