The goal of the South Carolina Association of Early Care and Education (SCAECE) is to promote physical, emotional, social, and intellectual growth in child care programs in South Carolina; to encourage and cultivate cooperation between its members; to present to the general public and the governing authorities factual information concerning the operation of these facilities; to advocate for quality child care; and to provide member services and programs.
The South Carolina Association of Early Care and Education is dedicated to the education and care of South Carolina's children.
The South Carolina Association of Early Care and Education is a team of professionals who join together to promote licensed, privately-owned child care and early education opportunities for the children of our state. We have members (individuals, large and small centers, and schools) in every county. We represent our membership at all state-level legislative functions by employing a professional lobbyist and having a dedicated, hard-working Board of Directors. We have members on many committees in South Carolina which deal with early childhood issues such as the South Carolina Child Care Advisory Board, state & First Steps Boards, and the First Steps/United Way Quality Task Force.