South Carolina Center for Child Care Career Development

Credentialing

South Carolina’s Early Care and Education Credentialing System

The SC Early Care & Education Credentialing System documents completion of specific early childhood coursework. It encourages early childhood teachers to be prepared to provide nurturing, stimulating, high quality infant/toddler/preschool and school-age programs. In order to promote career development for those who educate and care for the children in our state, SC Center for Child Care Career Development offers three levels of credentials, with the SC Early Childhood Credential serving as the foundation for the additional levels of credentials.

Level 1 The SC Early Childhood Credential
The South Carolina School-Age Credential
Level 2 Infant/Toddler Credential
Preschool Credential
Director Credential
Special Needs Credential
Family Child Care Credential
Level 3 Infant/Toddler Credential
Preschool Credential
Director Credential
Special Needs Credential
Family Child Care Credential


The classes required for these credentials are offered at the sixteen technical/community colleges across the state. Individuals should contact the school to submit an application and register for the course/courses. After completion of the course/courses required for the desired credential, the individual can apply to CCCCD, following the guidelines listed under each Credential tab.
T.E.A.C.H. Scholarships may be available for individuals currently working in childcare.

 

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