Providing excellence in early childhood education since 1972
...excellence in early childhood education Established in 1972
SCDC helps you find child care available in your community
decision making on healthy development for your child made easier with SCDC
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How CCR&R’s Help

CCR&R agencies deliver coordinated direct services that facilitate access to early care and education and school-age child care options to families, improve the quality of those options through a variety of services to providers, employers and communities, and provide objective information for planning and policy development to the public and private sectors.

CCR&R’s support FAMILIES to find high quality child care and
raise healthy children by…
  • Providing information on child care options, indicators of child care quality and resources for financial assistance/child care subsidies
  • Educating parents about the star rated child care licensing system and its components, as well as encouraging parents to select higher star rated facilities
  • Referring families to regulated child care programs that meet individual family needs
  • Providing information and referrals to assist with other family needs and concerns


CCR&R’s help and support PROFESSIONALS to provide quality
child care by…
  • Providing information and assistance to individuals seeking to become licensed child care professionals
  • Conducting technical assistance with child care programs to improve quality and support business startup efforts
  • Offering training in child development, health and safety, business practices, developmentally appropriate environments and curricula and other key topics
  • Administering grants and financial assistance programs to access training and education and improve quality
  • Facilitating access to other educational and professional development resources to promote advancement in higher education
  • Advocating for better compensation and benefits for the child care workforce


CCR&R’s help COMMUNITIES understand and plan for their
child care needs by…
  • Providing critical data about child care supply and demand to help public policy makers, employers, funders and others make good decisions about systematic and strategic investment
  • Partnering with the public and private sector to increase and leverage resources for building and maintaining the supply of quality care
  • Engaging local and state policy-makers and advocating for a high quality child care system that addresses the whole child in the context of the family and community

It is the missions of CCR&R’s to provide coordinated services that work on all fronts to address the quality – affordability – accessibility “trilemma” of child care and provide a seamless experience for families, communities and child care professionals.
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