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2020 Nurturing Developing Minds Conference and Research & Implementation Symposium

Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Golf Resort & Conference Center 670 Verdae Boulevard, Greenville, SC

      Nurturing Developing Minds Conference & Research and Implementation Symposium Partnering Across Sectors to Support Child Development February 20-21, 2020 Embassy Suites Verdae Boulevard Greenville, South Carolina 29607 Nurturing Developing Minds Conference and Research Symposium is a regional continuing professional development conference that attracts a wide array of professional participants and provides an…

Federal opportunities for Small Business & Non-profit Support: A Crash Course on COVID-19 Response 1

COVID-19 Response The federal government has recently passed legislation responding to the COVID crisis, which includes two important programs for Small Businesses, including non-profits. These can be very helpful for those who are struggling to make ends meet - especially for early care and education providers and other child-serving organizations - while we grapple with…

Federal opportunities for Small Business & Non-profit Support: A Crash Course on COVID-19 Response 2

COVID-19 Response The federal government has recently passed legislation responding to the COVID crisis, which includes two important programs for Small Businesses, including non-profits. These can be very helpful for those who are struggling to make ends meet - especially for early care and education providers and other child-serving organizations - while we grapple with…

Webinar: Preschool Suspension and Expulsion: Overview and Policy Recommendations

Attend Preschool Suspension and Expulsion: Overview and Policy Recommendations Webinar As children across the country are now out of school for an extended period of time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many have raised concerns about the impact of time away from the classroom without structured in-person instruction. Will our children fall behind academically? Is…

Webinar: Economics, Equity and Inclusion in Early Care and Education

          In this installment of the Institute for Child Success webinar series, we will look at: • Macroeconomic forces that have shaped early care and education • How those forces affect the business operations of early care centers • Implications of equity and inclusion • COVID’s impacts • Opportunities for investment…

Webinar: Health Equity & Systems Leadership

• What are the social determinants of health and how do they help us define “health equity?”
• In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, what are the major barriers to achieving health equity and what is the impact of health inequity on young children and their families?
• How can we begin to overcome these barriers through systems leadership in early childhood and beyond?

Webinar: The Impact of COVID-19 On SC’s Child Care Sector

ICS surveyed early care and education providers to understand the effect of the pandemic on the already-fragile early care and education market. The results of the survey show that, like for many other small businesses, the economic impact for child care centers has been sharply negative. The sector has already experienced approximately $40 million in…

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

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…

Webinar: Outdoor Learning During COVID-19

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…

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

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…

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