Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federal program that provides reimbursements for nutritious meals and snacks to eligible children and adults who are enrolled for care at participating child care centers, day care homes, and adult day care centers.
SC Endeavors (formerly the Center for Child Care Career Development or CCCCD), is the professional development system for South Carolina’s early childhood workforce. The mission of SC Endeavors is to support the continuous growth and improvement of early education programs and professionals to create positive outcomes for young children and their families in South Carolina.
Since 1982, NAFCC has been supporting family child care throughout the country as educators make the intentional choice to offer high quality early care and education in their homes. NAFCC collaborates with local, state and national organizations to increase the awareness of and improve the quality of family child care.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research.
The mission of the South Carolina Early Childhood Association (SCECA) is to enhance knowledge; advance evidence based practices, and provide leadership to increase public understanding and support for policy that results in high quality early care and education for every child from birth to age eight in South Carolina.
The purpose of the South Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children (SCAEYC) is to serve and act on behalf of the needs, rights, and well-being of all young children, to encourage the study, interpretation, and improvement of their education and general well-being, to cooperate with other groups having compatible purposes, and to support and promote local SCAEYC chapters/cluster.