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South Carolina Childcare Training | Care Courses

National Childcare Credentials in South Carolina

Use our courses for CDA certification and for NAC and CDA renewal.

Click for more information: National Child Care Credentials.

Click to learn how a CDA Credential can benefit you in South Carolina.

South Carolina Childcare Training Requirements

All Care Courses are accepted by the South Carolina Department of Social Services (SC DSS) for annual clock hour training requirements for early childhood education (ECE) professionals who work in child care centers, group child care homes, family day care homes, and child care centers operated by churches or religious entities providing licensed, faith-based care. This includes training requirements for center directors, center co-directors, administrators, staff, student teachers, student volunteers, teachers/caregivers and operators.

South Carolina Training topics

The South Carolina Department of Social Services requires that child care staff complete a portion of their clock hours of child care training in particular topic areas. Click to view Care Courses listed by South Carolina’s Topic Areas. South Carolina’s Topic Areas will appear on your Care Courses certificates.

SC Endeavors Registry Training

All Care Courses are approved by the South Carolina Endeavors Registry toward South Carolina DSS credit hours. For SC Endeavors Registry credit, please add your South Carolina Registry ID number to your Care Courses account.

Opening a child care facility in South Carolina

For those of you interested in starting a day care or home-based child care facility in South Carolina, please contact your state licensing agency using the contact information below. The licensing agency can give you advice on the requirements, rules and regulations of your state.

South Carolina Department of Social Services

South Carolina Child Care Services

Phone: (800) 556-7445 or (803) 898-9020

What our South Carolina Students say

"I greatly appreciate Care Courses [Creating Schedules and Routines, Sanitation for Disease Prevention and Infants in Child Care]. The subjects you offer are very diverse. I need that. My county does not offer a wide selection of classes. Most of the classes are repeats from the year before. Plus most of the information they teach in the classes I have had in college. So once again it's just a repeat of what I have had in past years. I very seldom learn any thing new. But, with your courses I learn all kinds of new and interesting information. Your courses take a different, more in-depth approach into child care. I like that a lot. Once again thank you for having your courses available to us."

- Swansea, South Carolina
“Care courses just arrived yesterday. We are thankful for this service you provide and the flexibility it allows in getting training hours completed. Thank you!”

- West Columbia, South Carolina