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SCPITC sponsors an intense mentor training course in Atlanta

The South Carolina Program for Infant/Toddler Care is sponsoring a select group of child care professionals to participate in an intense mentor training course in Atlanta. The goal is for the trained mentors to serve as leaders in their profession who can guide their peers in the […]

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Dr. Nancy Freeman retires from University of South Carolina

Colleagues, friends, family and students gathered to celebrate the career and retirement of Dr. Nancy Freeman, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education at the University of South Carolina. A retirement reception May 7, 2012, at USC’s Child Development Research Center honored Dr. Freeman and her lifelong commitment […]

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SCPITC in action at Myrtle Beach child care center

Hunter’s Ridge Child Care Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C., embraces SCPITC’s recommendations for caring for infants and toddlers. Using their $500 materials grant from SCPITC, the one-year-old classroom at Hunter’s Ridge was able to purchase a child-appropriate table and chairs. Their teacher, Robin, says the new furniture […]

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Outstanding senior award goes to SCPITC staffer

A team member of the South Carolina Program for Infant/Toddler Care, Tiffany Livingston, recently received the Early Childhood Education Outstanding Senior Award presented at a ceremony at the University of South Carolina. Livingston was selected by the early childhood education faculty, who cited her leadership both in […]

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SCPITC supports ABC Grow Healthy grant initiative

The S.C. Program for Infant/Toddler Care was represented as a partner in the launch of a new initiative that will help child care centers in the state to buy items that will help fight childhood obesity. The ABC Grow Healthy program was announced Feb. 13 at a […]

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ABC Partners Meeting, Jan. 2013

Representatives from across South Carolina attended the ABC Partners Meeting Jan. 10 at Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia. The meeting highlighted many programs that seek to improve child care in the state, as well as the latest information on child care guidelines. Child Care Licensing Left to right: […]

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Infant and Toddler program develops child care mentors

Child care in South Carolina is getting a boost from a new program to spread expertise through a network of well-seasoned caregivers. The S.C. Program for Infant/Toddler Care is working in partnership with the Georgia Program for Infant and Toddler Care to develop a team of mentors […]

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The SCPITC team attends a partnership meeting at Riverbanks Zoo with other child-related agencies

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USC Education Professor Honored with Prestigious Award

USC education professor honored with prestigious award Nancy Freeman, a University of South Carolina associate professor in early childhood education, has been awarded the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators (NAECTE)/ Pearson 2012 Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher Educator Award. Freeman was honored at the NAECTE’s annual […]

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Center Salutes Childcare Champion Jerry Odom

Center salutes childcare champion Jerry Odom Dozens of tiny hands were extended to Dr. Jerry Odom to thank him for being an advocate for their child care center. Young children and parents greeted Dr. Odom as they arrived for child care at the Children’s Center at the […]

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