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For Childcare Providers

Excellence in Care and Early Learning (ExCEL)

We offer Richland County childcare providers DSS certified trainings, weekly classroom technical assistance, and classroom materials. We have additional programs that focus on building classroom and home libraries for children in your childcare program, and incentives for teachers who participate in our trainings. We even have a Consulting Team that offers DSS certified Program Administration trainings along with support for directors.

Centers may apply to
be part of our two teams:

Enhancement Team

Enhancement Team

A year-long program of training, technical assistance, and resources.

Enhancement Team

Consulting Team

Focused on topics of interest to child care administrators. It is open to child care professionals in both family provider and classroom settings. Special assistance is available for centers seeking to implement Conscious Discipline® or to reach quality milestones like ABC Level A or NAEYC accreditation.

Sign up for our ExCEL program by contacting us.


To learn more about training opportunities, visit our Customized Trainings page.

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