The Institute for Child Success


Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, the Institute for Child Success (ICS) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and policy organization dedicated to the success of all young children.

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Research & Policy

ICS proposes smart public policies grounded in research to improve outcomes for all children. We believe in the power of bold ideas to shape the dialogue about our children’s futures and build a more just society. Learn More >

Who We Are

Launched in 2010, the Institute for Child Success (ICS) is a private, nonpartisan research and policy organization. ICS works to create a culture that facilitates and fosters the success of all young children. Learn More >

Board of Directors

Our Board is composed of dynamic thought leaders and visionaries from across the US. They guide our work and provide overall strategic direction to our efforts to improve outcomes for all young children. Learn More >


Our ever-growing video library is a great resource for better understanding the complex challenges we face — and the varied solutions within our reach. Ready to learn more about ICS? Take a look at our work in action. Watch Videos >

Advisory Services

ICS advises governments, foundations, and nonprofits on strategies to improve outcomes for children using innovative types of financing, through systems integration and building, leadership development and more. Learn More >

Staff & Fellows

Our team of cross-disciplinary experts drive our work to improve outcomes for all young children. Whether it’s our staff or our Senior Fellows, we bring years of varied experience to the table, and we’re here to help. Meet the Team >

From the Blog

New federal budget package has big wins for kids

By Bryan Boroughs, Vice President, Institute for Child Success Over the last several days, Congress completed some important work for America’s young children.  That news was overshadowed…


Senate spending bill includes home-visiting, child health, more

As many of our readers will know, funding for the federal government’s operations expires at midnight tonight, and Congress is working to enact a spending measure before…


Newsletter: Celebrating 2017, Looking to 2018

2017 was a powerful year for the children of South Carolina and beyond -- and with your help, the Institute for Child Success (ICS) will continue this great work…


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