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Is my child’s childcare center required to report my son for biting?

I know that biting is a fairly common issue with toddlers but my son has a child in his class who is very aggressive and a persistent biter. I’m assuming my son finally got tired of it and bit back. The bite left a terrible bruise on […]

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Can You Help Us Understand Infant Schedules?

Hi Charlene, Today was our 3.5 month old son’s first day at a daycare facility. When touring this facility we were assured they would follow the schedule we have outlined for his feeding, wake time, and sleep, but we learned today that the staff will not put […]

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A child care program has a concern about moms providing breastmilk past one year old

A child care program has a concern about moms providing breastmilk past one year old. The concern is that what if another child drinks from the sippy cup with provided breastmilk. While unlikely, what is the consideration from a licensing perspective. Breastfeeding is strongly recommended to continue […]

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How does training hours work for new hires?

I have a question about training hours. I know that employees are required to have 15 credit hours per year. But, how does it work for new hires? Say someone is hired in August. How many hours are they required for that year? Thank You. Thank you […]

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Does South Carolina regulate how long child care centers require children to nap?

Does South Carolina regulate how long child care centers require children to nap? If not, are there guidelines? And do those guidelines change with the age of the child? South Carolina Child Care Licensing has two center regulations regarding napping. Regulation 114-506A(9) of the child care center […]

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What is the actual regulation for nut free facilities, almond milk, and children who have a dairy allergy?

Hello! My son has a diary allergy/ intolerance. He is almost 12 months old so we are transitioning from formula to a milk substitute. His pediatrician wants him on almond milk. But daycare will not let me bring almond milk because they are a nut free facility. […]

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Can the evacuation cribs for used for babies?

There are 10 babies in a room and there are 10 cribs but 2 of the cribs are labeled for evacuation. Can those evacuation cribs be used for the babies or should those cribs be just for that purpose. There is not enough space to have the […]

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What steps should be taken according to licensing regulations and best practices when a child care provider accidentally feeds a child a bottle of breast milk from a different mother?

If a child care provider accidentally feeds a child a bottle of breast milk from a different mother, what steps should be taken according to licensing regulations and best practices? Feeding the wrong breast milk to an infant usually has no consequences whatsoever, but it is a […]

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Are Diaper Genies and similar diaper disposal systems allowed in child care programs?

Are Diaper Genies and similar diaper disposal systems allowed in child care programs? South Carolina child care regulations say soiled disposable diapers and disposable wipes shall be kept in a closed, labeled, hands-free operated, plastic lined receptacle within reach of the diaper changing area, and separate from other […]

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Can a childcare facility force a 9 month old to one nap, on a mat?

Can a childcare facility force a 9 month old to one nap, on a mat? It seems mighty early to transition him to a mat. There are several regulations that apply to your question, but the simple answer is that infants should not be forced to nap, and […]

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