The South Carolina College Association of Reading Educators (SC-CARE) was organized in March 1981 to be a professional association of college faculty whose purpose was to improve the quality of reading education in South Carolina. SC-CARE cooperated with S.C. State Council of the International Reading Association (SCIRA), and specifically the SCIRA College Teachers Committee.
The organization met twice annually in conjunction with the annual SCIRA meeting in the spring and reading conferences in the fall. Beginning in 1989, SC-CARE co-sponsored a Forum on Cognition, with the State Department of Education.
The organization dissolved as of February 17, 1995.