State Daycare Requirements

South Carolina Child Care Facility Requirements

The following information highlights the requirements for the types of child care facilities that are approved, licensed, or registered by the South Carolina Department of Social Services.

Family Child Care Home (FCCH) facilities provide care for up to six (6) children at any given time within a residence occupied by the operator. Licensed FCCH must have:
1. First Aid/CPR Certification.

Group Child Care Home (GCCH)
applies to facilities operating with a capacity from seven (7) to twelve (12) children.
1. Staff certified in Basic First Aid and CPR to cover all hours of operation
2. Training Requirements to include blood – borne pathogens training as required by OHSA

Child Care Center (CCC) applies to facilities operating with a capacity of 13 or more children. Licensed CCC Facilities that need to be licensed must have:
1. Staff certified in Basic First Aid and CPR to Cover All Hours of Operation
2. Training Requirements to include blood-borne pathogens training as required by OSHA

Child Care Centers Operated by Religious Bodies or Groups
must be registered and has the option of becoming licensed. If this type of facility chooses to become licensed, it must meet the licensing requirements including:
1. Staff certified in Basic First Aid and CPR to Cover All Hours of Operation
2. Training Requirements to include blood-borne pathogens training as required by OSHA