High-quality early childhood education is proven to dramatically improve a child’s opportunities for a better future—particularly children from low-income families. If we, as a nation, want to ensure all children have access to high-quality early learning, there must be strong support and partnerships from federal government to extend the reach or fill in the gaps of state efforts and innovation.
This fact sheet provides an abbreviated overview of state- and federally-funded early childhood opportunities in South Carolina, which serve more than 150,000 children and families.
“[Early childhood education] ought to be excellent. It’s got to be better. We’ve got to educate the children. That’s the way out of poverty.” – Governor Henry McMaster (R-SC)
“Investing in early childhood education can offer outstanding opportunities for our children.” – Representative James Clyburn (D-SC)