2019 SC SUMMIT ON EARLY CHILDHOOD
December 6 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm$60
Established in 2015, the SC Summit on Early Childhood provides early childhood professionals and advocates, parents, members of the business community and elected officials an open platform to share strategies, research and dialogue in order to foster a strong foundation for the children of South Carolina. The SC Summit has garnered a glowing reputation as a can’t-miss event. Last year’s Summit was attended by more than 500.
The 2019 Summit theme is the Economics of Early Childhood: Strong Kids for a Strong Economy. Keynote speakers bring a wealth of experience to the topic. Rob Grunewald, an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, has written several articles on the economic and social impact of early learning and co-authored “Early Childhood Development: Economic Development with a High Public Return.” Elizabeth “Liz” Huntley is an experienced litigator and ardent advocate for early childhood. She serves on the board for Alabama Children First Foundation and the Alabama School Readiness Alliance leading efforts to advocate for the expansion of First Class Pre-K, Alabama’s high-quality, state-funded classrooms for four-year-old children. Breakout session will continue with theme-related topics.
Participants may receive training credit hours from DSS in Program Administration or Professional Development (via Center for Child Care Career Development-CCCC&D) and/or Continuing Education credit hours (CEUs) from the SC Department of Education toward certificate renewal.