South Carolina Regulations

The regulatory information listed below was verified by the NRC as of January 1, 2015. Please be advised that the state may have modified the regulations since that time. Additional information and documents may also be found on the state's website.

South Carolina state documents regulating health and safety in child care. Effective/Revised Date
Regulations for the Licensing of Group Child Care Homes 6/24/2005
Regulations for Family Day Care Homes: 114-528 Definitions 4/1993
Regulations for the Licensing of Child Care Centers 6/24/2005
Regulations for the Registration of Child Care Centers Operated by Churches or Religious Entities 6/24/2005

State Licensing Contact

Child Care Licensing and Regulatory Services
2638 Two Notch Rd., Ste. 200
Columbia, SC 29204

Phone: (803) 898-9020 or to find the phone number to your regional office, please go to
Web Page:

State Early Learning Guidelines

Good Start, Grow Smart Early Learning Standards (2005)

Other Links to State Child Care Contacts

Healthy Child Care America
State Child Care and Development Fund
Child Care and Development fund Tribal Plan for 2013-2015
State Child Care Resource and Referral Agency