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

The Power of a Continuum of Services for Children and Families

by Megan Carolan, Director for Policy Research Last month, ICS shared the news that we’ve received funds from the Nonprofit Finance Fund to continue working with partners…


S.C. Early Childhood Organizations Unite on Next Steps for Policymakers

Several of South Carolina’s leading children’s advocacy organizations released the 2017 Early Childhood Common Agenda on Feb. 2—urging state leaders to support working families and improve access…


Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day

Keller Anne Ruble, Associate for Policy Research What would you do with an extra $1,000 at tax time? Buy that new 4K TV you’ve been eyeing? Take…


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Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, ICS Pursues its Mission in Four Primary Ways:

Proposing smart public policies, grounded in research
Advising governments, nonprofits, foundations, and other stakeholders on strategies to improve outcomes
Sharing knowledge, convening stakeholders, embracing solutions, and accelerating impact
Fostering the next generation of leaders