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School Foundation Receives Early Childhood Champion Award

on Monday, 05 August 2013. Posted in News

School Foundation Receives Early Childhood Champion Award

The School Foundation in Florence received an Early Childhood Champion Award at the Institute for Child Success's Annual Celebration on April 22 at the Hyatt Regency on Main Street in downtown Greenville.

The School Foundation was recognized for their outstanding commitment to fostering the success of young children in South Carolina.

The Institute for Child Success is a research and policy organization working across South Carolina to create a culture that facilitates and fosters the success of young children.

The ICS Early Childhood Champion Award is awarded annually to an individual, individuals, or organizations demonstrating outstanding efforts toward fostering positive change through their work to strengthen the early childhood system in South Carolina. Recipients are chosen annually by the ICS Board of Directors.

Recipients may represent any discipline or sector and may be engaged in the early childhood system as a volunteer and/or as a paid professional.

The keynote address for the annual meeting was delivered by Robert Dugger, Managing Partner, Hanover Investment Corporation and Chairman of the ReadyNation National Advisory Board. Rob is a former partner in Tudor Investment Corporation and is a highly respected investor.

In addition to Dugger's address, Dr. Susan Thomson Shi, Chair of the Institute's Board of Directors, and Jamie Moon, ICS President made remarks and presented an update on the Institute's work and upcoming projects. The Early Learning Council of Georgetown County also received an Early Childhood Champion Award.

About ICS - Through research, advocacy and integration the Institute for Child Success leads public and private partnerships to coordinate, enhance and improve resources for the success of all children. A partnership of the Greenville Health System Children's Hospital and the United Way of Greenville County, ICS supports service providers and advocates focused on early childhood development, healthcare, and education – all to coordinate, enhance, and improve those efforts for the maximum effect in the lives of young people.

For more information: www. instituteforchildsuccess.org.

Throw Money at Schools? Let's Pick the Best Target

on Monday, 10 June 2013. Posted in News

Throw Money at Schools? Let's Pick the Best Target

Our children need to be ready to enter Kindergarten. Read this interesting article published in The Morning News - Throw Money at Schools - Let's pick the best target.

ReadyNation

on Wednesday, 15 May 2013. Posted in News

ReadyNation

Join us in taking the ReadyNation pledge signaling your belief in the importance of quality early childhood development programs and a commitment to work to ensure children are ready to succeed.

Grant Approval

on Wednesday, 13 March 2013. Posted in News

Grant Approval

Our Board of Directors has approved $99,440.79 to be distributed in grants for the 2013-2014 school year. We are excited to support FSD1 educators. To date, The School Foundation has donated over $810,000 to FSD1 schools!

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