These reports have been provided to News19 by the Department of Social Services. Our request was to be given documentation on every Supervisory Visit and every Complaint Visit in Richland, Lexington, Saluda, Fairfield, Kershaw, Sumter, Orangeburg, Newberry, Calhoun, Lee and Clarendon Counties concerning licensed day cares for 2005. Some records could be incomplete, based on what we were provided. Some of the deficiencies recorded may have been fixed that day, or soon after the original inspection. We have also included all complaints provided, whether the determination was founded, unfounded, or unclear.
Legislation has been introduced to lower ratios, so they are more in line with national averages.
for more information to see proposed changes in day care licensing.
To see current regulations click here
What to Consider When Choosing a Day Care for Your Child:
· Is the facility clean?
· Are you allowed to make surprise visits?
· Is the play equipment sturdy and safe?
· Are there enough caregivers?
· What is the discipline policy?
· Have you checked the day care’s record with D.S.S. for past problems?
For more advice in choosing a daycare visit the DSS Website