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July 2020

Ideas for Increasing Capital to Childcare Centers during COVID-19 Outbreak

July 7, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us to walk through ideas of how to increase the flow of capital into the childcare sector using tax policy and other financial mechanisms. Through a recent childcare center survey, ICS found that centers across South Carolina were experiencing unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19. Most notably 48% of centers were forced to close and on average, each center lost $50,000 as a result of the epidemic. With the economy reopening, childcare has been realized to be at the foundation…

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Webinar: Outdoor Learning During COVID-19

July 30, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for a cross-cultural, interactive event! Outdoor Learning for COVID-19 featuring a video tour of Barnkids in England Thursday, July 30 11:00 am EDT/4:00 pm British Summer Time Presented by Senior Fellow, Mary MacKenzie and Rachel Dearnley Outdoor Learning for COVID-19 YouTube video recording Research suggests that the community spread of COVID-19 is lower outdoors. The idea of open, child-directed play spaces instead of purpose-built equipment like jungle gyms appears to be the way forward as there is less risk of…

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September 2020

Improve Outcomes for Parents and Children with GOMO Health & Reach Out and Read

September 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join guest experts Shelley R. Schoenfeld, Chief Marketing and Client Services Officer of GOMO Health and Callee Boulware, Regional Executive Director of Reach Out and Read (SC, NC, VA & D.C.). With families and children spending so much time at home these days, it’s important to consider interventions that can help parents develop skills and confidence to foster healthy development in children and to feel comfortable in their own role as parents. Join us as we talk with experts about…

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October 2020

Hello Family Foothills Update and Impacts of COVID-19

October 1, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Inspired by the Hello Family continuum of services that will soon launch in Spartanburg, the Institute for Child Success (ICS) has explored the potential of expanding high quality evidence-based early childhood programming into Northern Greenville County since late 2019. To date, ICS has completed a community assessment, performed listening sessions, and held informational meetings with stakeholders. Due to COVID-19, ICS paused to take account of the pandemic’s effects on the population of Northern Greenville County. We will share an update…

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Webinar: Overcoming Racial Injustice and Ensuring the Success of All Children

October 5, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
ICS webinar Racial Injustice and Success of All Children

Long before the high-profile killings that led to protests in all 50 states this past spring, racial injustice was an everyday reality for many families, and it continues to be so. To understand how we could better advocate on behalf of young children and families experiencing racial injustice, ICS began to gather stories from the parents and guardians of Black children. During this webinar, we will give an overview of the findings from our recent Racial Injustice and Young Children…

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November 2020

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week: Community Forums

November 15, 2020 @ 8:00 am - November 22, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

ICS is partnering with the Greenville Homeless Alliance (GHA) and area nonprofits to bring you a series of virtual sessions that have been curated to broaden your awareness and understanding of hunger and homelessness in our community, how it has been impacted by COVID-19, and how community members can engage in solutions. The community forums will be from 11:00 am - 12:00 noon each day.   Click the link next to the date to watch the recording. You can find…

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February 2021

Family Housing Instability in Greenville County: The Complex Interplay of Housing, Child Welfare and Criminal Justice

February 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join speakers from the Institute for Child Success and Root & Rebound to discuss the ongoing issue of housing instability in Greenville County, and the particular impact this issue has on families who are involved with the criminal justice and/or child welfare systems. As professionals who do not work directly in housing services – but who work with families facing crisis – this session aims to: • Define homelessness in an inclusive way, including what homelessness “looks” like for families…

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Virtual Nurturing Developing Minds Conference & Research Symposium

February 26 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

On Friday, February 26, 2021 from 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM, researchers, policymakers, medical practitioners, early childhood educators and all those working to optimize children’s development convened online for interactive learning. Professional development credits for medical practitioners as well as early childhood educators were offered. View the conference agenda and speakers' biographies   Keynote Address, Perri Klass MD - Body and Mind: Children's Well-Being in the Pandemic YouTube recording and presentation Equity Challenges Track Uncovering Unconscious Bias, Mary C. Garvey, MS YouTube…

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April 2021

Virtual SC Pediatric Residents Day

April 16 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

ICS, along with South Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (SCAAP), hosted a virtual South Carolina American Academy of Pediatrics Legislative Advocacy Day, known as Pediatric Residents Day on Friday, April 16, 2021. The purpose is to provide pediatric residents with the tools and support needed to effectively advocate for policies and bills aimed at protecting the welfare of children. The event focused was on three priority health issues impacting South Carolina's children and youth: e-cigarettes, childhood vaccinations and…

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October 2021

Virtual Event: 10 Years of Impact

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
SC United States

Please join ICS on Facebook as we celebrate 10 years of impacting early childhood success and premiere our video on Tuesday, October 19 at 11am ET. Tune in on Tuesday, 10.19.21 at 11am ET   ICS 10 Years of Impact Sponsors Kincaid Retirement and Wealth Management South Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (SCAAP)  

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