The Institute For Child Success

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 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 five). Rather than being a direct service provider, the Institute’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


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.

ICS pursues its mission in four primary ways:

  • Proposing smart public polices, 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.