The South Carolina Child Care Inclusion Collaborative (SCIC) provides individualized training and coaching for child care providers to support the inclusion of children with disabilities/developmental delays in child care programs. Our Inclusion specialists work directly with child care staff and program administrators to increase the use of evidence-based practices that lead to access and meaningful participation for all children.

We welcome families to contact us to access assistance for their child care program to support access or meaningful participation for their child. 

What is inclusion?
“Early childhood inclusion embodies the values, policies, and practices that support the right of
every infant and young child and his or her family, regardless of ability, to participate in a broad
range of activities and contexts as full members of families, communities, and society. The
desired results of inclusive experiences for children with and without disabilities and their families include a sense of belonging and membership, positive social relationships and friendships, and development and learning to reach their full potential. The defining features of inclusion that can be used to identify high quality early childhood programs and services are access, participation, and supports.”
(DEC/NAEYC, 2009)

Click here to access the full inclusion position statement.

In addition, through our partnership with the SC Child Care Resource & Referral Network, we work directly with families to assist them in their child care search. 

We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our services and resources.
Here are some pages you might want to visit:
Finding Child Care
Community Resources
Helpful Links
Online Resource Guide

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