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Blog Series: COVID-19 Response – Intro

We will highlight recommendations from experts, cross-system considerations, and opportunities to learn from other communities on health, education, child care, child welfare, pregnancy, and more. While adjusting to the realities of our new world may feel like “building the plane while flying it,” the fact is that researchers, policymakers, and providers have decades of experience and literature that can help us chart a research-informed course in the coming weeks and months.
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February 2020 eNews

On February 20-21, ICS together with Prisma Health, the Bradshaw Institute for Community Child Health & Advocacy and the SC Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) hosted the 2020 Nurturing Developing Minds Conference and Research & Implementation Symposium.
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January 2020 eNews

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.
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PRESS RELEASE: Governor’s 4K Expansion Plan Brings New Day to South Carolina’s Children

January 6, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Megan Carolan, Institute for Child Success PHONE: 864-287-8063 ext. 704 EMAIL: mcarolan@instituteforchildsuccess.org Governor’s 4K Expansion Plan Brings New Day to South Carolina’s ChildrenProposed budget prioritizes full-day 4K for low-income students, creates opportunities for…

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Analysis of Introducing Forest Schools and Outdoor Learning and Possible Outcomes

As I leave South Carolina (and return to the UK) following a very productive three-month stay in which I presented in Columbia, Charleston, and Spartanburg to early childhood educators, students and other professionals and agencies involved in Early Childhood, I want to analyze the outcomes of these various sessions and try to find common denominators and highlight issues and challenges which have a recurring theme.
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Applying an Equity Lens to Greenville’s Housing Crisis

In Greenville County, the average annual income of a white individual is $59,820, a Hispanic individual is $35,794, and a black individual is $33,643. In the 2016 South Carolina Affordable Housing Study, the estimated income needed to afford a house in Greenville County was $53,633, which far surpasses the average income of black and Hispanic populations in Greenville by nearly $20,000.
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