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

Helping more children, parents get the ‘basics’ (and beyond): More from the ICS Research Symposium

How can educators, health leaders and communities help more parents learn to work with their children to prepare them to be healthy, and for school and life?…


At ICS Research Symposium, Carolinas called the center of ‘transformation’ in early childhood

The significance of the moment for ICS and its partners was not lost on the roughly 230 people gathered in Charlotte this week for the 4th annual…


Leaders weigh issues around ‘Race, Justice and the Young Child’

They gathered in an unlikely location, the former Middleton Place plantation in Charleston, S.C., in October for ICS’s Race, Justice and the Young Child leadership seminar: social…


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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