South Carolina Child Care Centers

With 1,696 preschools and child development centers operating in the state of South Carolina, the right daycare option is waiting for you. Whether you prefer a larger preschool with an innovative early childhood curriculum or the cozy personalization of smaller daycare centers, there are South Carolina childcare centers to fit every preference and budget. Check out the Quick Search box on the right hand side of the page in order to search for childcare providers by zip code or city/state. You can also click on your county and follow the links. You will be able to access information about scores of different childcare providers in your area, complete with reviews, business hours, a street view map, the age ranges the childcare providers service, the size of the service, and where the provider is located.

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The Oaks Children's Academy

The Oaks Children's Academy

Charleston, SC 29407 | (843) 766-6382

The mission of The Oaks Children’s Academy is to provide high quality, developmentally appropriate preschool education in a safe and caring environment.

Sonlight's Shining Stars CDC

Sonlight's Shining Stars CDC

Columbia, SC 29209 | (803) 764-5658

At Sonlight’s Shining Stars Child Development Center (CDC), we have a mission to affect our community by providing all children with excellent care in a clean, safe, secure and Godly environment. We strive to develop each child spiritually and educationally through teaching Biblical lessons in a creative and fun way. This yields positive growth spiritually, intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially. Our children are groomed to be “Todays Learners, Tomorrows Leaders!” Our purpose is to provide your child with a safe, warm and developmentally appropriate environment that provides a quality educational experience. Children in our programs are encouraged and enabled to mature spiritually, intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially. Our goal is to provide the kind of care and education you want for your child. For that reason, every one of our teachers is specifically chosen because of their dedication to meeting the developmental and educational needs of our children. Each member of our staff meets or exceeds the qualifications set by state laws and completes a full orientation. Every teacher also has a criminal background check including a sex offender check. In addition, teachers attend continuing education programs and Sonlight’s Shining Stars training workshops. We encourage teachers to earn a nationally recognized teacher certificate, called the Child Development Associate (CDA), or to obtain further college credit. The first five years of childhood are the most important in every childs development, learning and social skills. Our programs are designed to help your child reach their fullest potential. This features a full day of developmentally appropriate and fun activities including arts, crafts, music, puppets and more. Every day children have many activities and play experiences to choose from – all of which are planned with the specific age and interests of your child in mind with the goal of preparing your child for the next level of learning.  

South Carolina Child Care Licensing Agency

South Carolina Department of Social Services
Child Care Licensing Program
Division of Child Care Services
2638 Two Notch Road, Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29204
Phone: 803-898-9020
Toll Free: 800-556-7445
Web Site: /licensing/index.aspx

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