South Carolina Center for Child Care Career Development

Credentialing

Smart Money Bonus

Smart money bonuses may be available for individuals who earn credentials. You do not have to have a TEACH scholarship to earn Smart Money.

Guidelines:

To receive a Smart Money Bonus, the applicant must have:

  1. Earned a Credential offered by the South Carolina Center for Child Care Career Development
  2. Be 18 years old or older
  3. Be working in a state regulated child care program in South Carolina
    Regulated means:
    • Licensed by DSS
    • Registered with DSS
    • Exempt with a letter of Exemption from DSS
    • Child care facilities on federal installations such as Army, Air Force, Navy or Marine are not eligible for Smart Money Bonuses
  4. Completed at least one class for any Level 2 or Level 3 credential after January 2012.

An applicant who is not working in regulated child care when applying for a credential but who later begins working in regulated child care, may earn the bonus by completing the Credential Form to verify appropriate employment.

LEVEL 1 Early Childhood Credential
School Age Credential
$200
$200
LEVEL 2 Infant/Toddler Credential
Preschool Credential
Director Credential
Special Needs Credential
Family Child Care Credential
$300
$300
$300
$300
$300
LEVEL 3 Infant/Toddler Credential
Preschool Credential
Director Credential
Special Needs Credential
Family Child Care Credential
$500
$500
$500
$500
$500

 


 

 


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