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The Institute for Child Success

Launched in 2010, the Institute for Child Success (ICS) is a private, nonpartisan research and applied policy organization. ICS works to create a culture that facilitates and fosters the success of all children. ICS supports policymakers, service providers, government agencies, funders, and business leaders focused on early childhood development, healthcare, and education–all to coordinate, enhance, and improve those efforts for the maximum effect in the lives of young children (prenatal to age eight). Rather than being a direct service provider, ICS’s approach focuses on helping those who help young children succeed by working with stakeholders to seek holistic solutions to complex early childhood challenges.


The Success of All Young Children.


The Institute for Child Success (ICS) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and applied policy organization dedicated to the success of all young children.

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.
  • Encouraging and cultivating catalytic, innovative leadership in early childhood.

The Institute for Child Success is fueled by the Mary Black Foundation, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, and the BlueCross® BlueShield® of South Carolina Foundation (an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association).

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