Resources & Reports


Through surveys and interviews conducted in 2021-2022, findings highlight the most prominent needs of a diverse group of South Carolina families. 

This assessment is done to advance our understanding and develop strategies to best serve young children, their families, and the South Carolina early childhood workforce that nurtures and teaches these young children during important milestones of their lives.

The following is a report from the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee (EOC) pursuant to Provisos 1.55 and 1A.29 of the 2022-23 General Appropriations Act to report on the Child Early Reading and Development Education Program (CERDEP)

A compilation of findings from a statewide survey conducted Summer 2022

2023 The State of WIC

The State of WIC Report is published to help you appreciate the scope and depth of WIC services and our active engagement with families and communities. It is offered to share our gifts and strengths and to highlight our opportunities for growth. It is replete with recommendations to enhance the value and quality of WIC services. Why? There is so much more that public health nutrition experts and our nation can do to transform lives and help our country continue to bend the moral arc of the universe towards health equity and justice.

The annual report for South Carolina's ECAC is included in the South Carolina First Steps Annual Report. South Carolina First Steps is the host and administrator of the ECAC.

The 2022 report shares highlights from the South Carolina Family Voice Council which was born of a commitment from the public early childhood system to partner with families and listen, center, and co-create the future of programming and policies that impact families in our state.

Ascend published “Toward A More Equitable Tomorrow: A Landscape Analysis of Early Childhood Leadership” that highlights key issues we face across the nation that are also mirrored in communities across our state.  The report identifies priority areas, such as supporting parents in locating job and educational opportunities to promote greater economic security, and the vital importance of shaping the direction our systems move by centering the experience, knowledge, and leadership of families. 

“South Carolina Pre-K to Kindergarten Transition Plan: Family Engagement” demonstrates the state’s collective capacity and commitment to ensure every child and family has the resources to learn, flourish and thrive. It includes a range of recommendations and opportunities identified to enhance, increase, and improve families’ engagement with preschool and school-based professionals, leading to shared understanding and goals around school readiness.

This strategic plan is a five-year roadmap for optimizing South Carolina's early childhood system and moving toward a shared vision of success for every child, from birth through age five.

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