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January 2020 eNews

What We’ve Been Up To

The Economics of Early Childhood

Thanks to all who joined us for an fabulous morning earlier this month at The Economics of Early Childhood, in Rock Hill! Pleased to have had such a diverse group of professionals and advocates in the audience – we know it’s “all hands on deck” to make sure children get the strong start they deserve!

ICS is proud to work alongside Early Learning Partnership of York County, The #1 Question: Is It Good for the Children?, Reach Out and Read Carolinas, York County First Steps & Rock Hill Pediatrics throughout the year.

Press Release: Governor’s 4K Expansion Plan Brings New Day to South Carolina’s Children

Governor Henry McMaster has announced that his forthcoming budget will include $53 million to increase access to full-day, 4-year-old kindergarten (“4K”) for low-income students in every South Carolina school district, creating opportunities for thousands more 4-year-olds across the state.

ICS celebrates this historic proposed investment in the children of the Palmetto State, an essential step to make South Carolina a state where all children have the chance to succeed, beginning from birth.

Read our full statement.

Nurturing Developing Minds 2020

ICS and Prisma Health Children’s Hospital will host the annual Nurturing Developing Minds Conference and Research & Implementation Symposium, here in Greenville from February 20-21.

Join us for two-days of thought-provoking sessions and quality networking opportunities – or, choose between Thursday & Friday! We are proud to offer discounted student rates as well as a range of continuing education opportunities. 

Out & About

SC American Academy of Pediatrics Chapter CATCH Meeting

Pediatricians are a crucial resource for families in supporting early childhood health, wellness, and development. ICS was delighted to join the recent SC AAP chapter meeting in Charleston to meet with practitioners, better understand challenges and opportunities in the field, and share what we are working on.

left – ICS co-convened and led a “listening luncheon” on Friday afternoon focused on maternal mental health and the role of pediatricians in fostering two-generation mental health.

right – ICS President Jamie Moon and Vice President Bryan Boroughs presented to the 200 in attendance on ICS’s focus area and our policy priorities for 2020.

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You did it! ICS meets fundraising goal!

Individual donations are an essential part of our budget as they allow the flexibility to ensure our staff have the resources they need to work.

We are proud to report that ICS exceeded our 2019 Annual Campaign goals, including 100% Board and Staffing Giving.

We appreciate your support of our work on behalf of the children of South Carolina, and beyond!

Centered in Community

We enjoyed this recent feature in the Greenville Journal from Bob Morris, President of the Community Foundation of Greenville, reflecting on his 20th anniversary there:

“With the collaborative and innovative spirit that exists here, I look forward to working together as Greenville continues to envision a community where everyone can reach their full potential, to the benefit of all. “

ICS is grateful for the support of the Community Foundation and proud to call Greenville our home!

Lisa Maronie

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