SC Family Voice Council

Elevating family voice to shape the future of early childhood programs and policies

The Early Childhood Advisory Council recognizes the importance of partnering with parents and caregivers to ensure that South Carolina's early childhood system is accessible, effective, and centered around the needs and experiences of families.

In 2021, the Early Childhood Advisory Council created the Family Voice Council as a designated platform where families can provide insights and feedback about programs designed for young children. At monthly meetings, council members hear from public program staff and share feedback and ideas for improvement. The council also receives regular updates on how their suggestions are making a difference.

If you are a public program representative and would like to participate in listening sessions with family leaders, we invite you to inquire about possibly presenting and receiving feedback from the Family Voice Council.


Family Voice Council members represent all regions of the state and a wide range of experiences, family compositions, household incomes, professional backgrounds, and viewpoints. Meet our current members here.

Join the Family Voice Council

Interested in being a member? We meet virtually once every month. Members typically make a one-year commitment, with an option to extend for a second year. We know your time is valuable, so we offer a monthly stipend to all members to thank them for their contributions.

Ready to apply? Complete our interest form here.

A Year of Family Voice

Read the 2022 Year of Family Voice report to learn more on recent activities of the group.

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