The Institute for Child Success

OUR VISION IS THE SUCCESS OF ALL YOUNG CHILDREN.

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.

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 >

Videos

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

ICS Releases 2017-2018 Annual Report

Over a decade ago, ICS’s founders came together to discuss a pervasive challenge. Year after year, South Carolina’s children were realizing some of the worst outcomes in…

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Press Release: First Steps Reauthorization a Victory for S.C. Children

First Steps Reauthorization a Victory for S.C. Children April 27, 2018 Contact: Bryan Boroughs, bboroughs@instituteforchildsuccess.org Columbia, S.C. -- On Wednesday afternoon, Governor McMaster formally signed the reauthorization of South…

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Building “Resilience,” in Rock Hill and Beyond

By Amanda McDougald Scott, Special Projects Associate How do the relationships in your life help you become more resilient? How could you help be that person for…

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