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Columbia, SC 29223, USA

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Membership

Join the SC Child Association of Early Care and Education (SCAECE) today! Download the Membership Application below.

Member Benefits

Professional Development

  • Association-sponsored classes, seminars, workshops and conferences

  • Educational offerings that meet state regulation requirements

  • Opportunities to learn more from colleagues who share the same business and professional concerns and issues

  • Dedicated Board of Directors

  • Information through SCAECE newsletter, email and website

Q&A Seminar
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Legislative

  • Professional Lobbyist on statehouse grounds, providing input on proposed legislative changes and new legislation to protect your interest

  • Dissemination of information on proposed federal and state legislation affecting your center(s)

  • Statewide representation on committees, dealing with early childhood issues such as SC Child Care Advisory Board, state and county First Steps Boards, and Governor's appointments on committees

Networking

  • Opportunity to become involved in improving the child care industry

  • Meeting other members and sharing concerns, ideas, and solutions to problems

  • Access links for child care issues, resources and up-to-date news you can use

Networking Event
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Associate Member Resources

  • Insurance

  • Supplies

  • Furniture

  • Outdoor Equipment

  • Food Service

  • Transportation

  • Financial Investments

  • Fundraisers

"I am the director of a single-center family business that was started in 1974. My parents joined the association and served on the board when my mother ran our center. I have been the director for 17 years now, and have served on the board for most of that time. There was a brief period that I took a few years off, and during that time realized just how valuable my membership was. feel like I get a major benefit from a lobbyist who voices our concerns to the legislature. I also get a heads up to changes in regulations and policies that affect our business in advance.  During the time that I was not a member, I felt that the only way I found out about a licensing change was when DSS showed up unannounced and cited me for something that I had not been informed was new or different. is the most valuable membership that my company belongs to!"

Margaret-Anne Pitts Gaffney
Owner/Director
Anne Pitts Child Development Center