The Council for Exceptional Children is a professional association of educators dedicated to advancing the success of children with exceptionalities. Their mission is accomplished through advocacy, standards, and professional development.
The mission of South Carolina Early Childhood Association (SCECA) is to enhance knowledge of early care and education professionals; to advance evidence-based best practices; to provide leadership to increase public understanding; and to support policies that result in high quality early care and education for every child from birth to age eight in South Carolina.
As the KIDS COUNT leader for South Carolina, a major initiative of the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF), Children’s Trust uses this high-quality data and trend analysis to secure better futures for all children in our state.
Since 1995, the National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education (NRC) has maintained and continues to develop national health and safety standards for early care and education settings.
The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.
The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.