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The Champions for Young Children Symposium

August 3 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm


ICS is proud to be a sponsor of the 2018 Champions for Young Children Symposium. This year’s theme is Understanding Trauma and Building Resilience. The Symposium aims to:

  • To increase awareness of the effect of trauma in young children.
  • To provide symposium participants with evidence-based strategies to respond to trauma and build resilience in young children.
  • To provide a platform for practitioners from multiple early childhood sectors to network and share ideas.

We are pleased to share that ICS Senior Fellow Janice Gruendel will be a keynote speaker at the event, joined by Charlene Russell-Tucker, Chief Operating Officer for the Connecticut State Department of Education. Janice will speak on “From Toxic Stress to Health, Hope and Resilience: What’s in Your Backpack?”

The event aims to provide a rich professional development experience around a specific theme for participants and to offer an opportunity for professionals from multiple facets of early childhood education and parents to access information and network (e.g., mental health, Head Start, pre-K (public and private), early intervention, home visitation, child care, early childhood education, early childhood special education).

There are opportunities for CEUs and other professional development credits.

Learn more and register now!


August 3
7:30 am - 4:00 pm


Institute for Child Success


Columbia Conference Center
169 Laurelhurst Ave
Columbia, South Carolina 29210
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