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Are you hosting a parenting class for caregivers in Greenville County? We want to know about it. We will publish the class on our calendar and include it in upcoming parent newsletters. For Triple P classes, fill out this online form with all the details. If it is another parenting class, fill out this online form.
Greenville First Steps understands there are individuals who are interested in watching children in their home during the COVID-19 crisis. We know this can be a daunting process so we created this video series to help people better understand how to start a family home childcare center in South Carolina.
Video #1: How to start a Family Home Childcare Center:
Links from Video:
- Powerpoint from Video Powerpoint for reference
- Application to Operate a Child Care Facility (DSS Form 2902)
- Original or Renewal Registration of Family Child Care Home (DSS Form 2922)
- Evidence of Non-Conviction and Statement of Compliance (DSS Form 2925) for the operator, all caregivers, and all household members 15 years and older – This form must be notarized.
- Three (3) letters of reference on (DSS Form 2908)
- Household Member List (DSS Form 2927)
We know, one of the most difficult things about getting into any small business is really understanding what your income is, what your expenses are, and how you're going to balance those two things out. This video will help you plan your finances and includes some recommendations on income and some expenses that you might anticipate.
This module on opening a Family Home Childcare Center will highlight 10 things that family home providers should have, and what parents should look for when deciding to leave their child in your care.
Resources from video:
- Powerpoint from video
- Palmetto Basics - Visit the Palmetto Basics for great examples of Provider/Child interactions.
- Department of Social Services - DSS' SC Childcare has resources for providers regarding safety and many other topics.
- Safe Kids Upstate - Visit Safe Kids Upstate for many resources about safety, both for providers and for parents
- Emergency Plan Tempate - DSS' SC Childcare provides a template as a model to assist you in the creation of an Emergency Plan.
- Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) - Financial support for healthy foods and meals
- Palmetto Shared Services Alliance - PSSA strives to improve quality in childcare and after-school programs by offering online and onsite supports designed to help programs save time and money and improve overall quality.
- SC Child Care Resource and Referral Network - SC CCR&R works to improve the quality of existing childcare in our state and increase the supply of childcare in SC.
List of upcoming training opportunities