Early Childhood Champions Summit

2018 Early Childhood Champions Summit

Florence 1 Schools and The School Foundation are partnering to host the 2018 Early Childhood Champions Summit featuring international expert and author, Helle Heckmann, on Friday, September 7, 8-10:30 a.m. at SiMT on Pisgah Road. A celebrated early childhood expert, Heckmann has presented on a variety of readiness topics to educators, caregivers and parents in more than 50 countries. Her “Five Golden Keys”philosophy encourages individuals, families, and communities to develop early and lasting rhythms with young children around the five simple actions of sleep, movement, nutrition, routine, and love. Following Heckmann’s appearance, Florence 1 Schools and The School Foundation will launch a five-month public awareness campaign actively reinforcing the “Five Golden Keys.” Known as Count 5!, the campaign will include getting tips, advice, and suggestions for activities into the hands of parents and caregivers.

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Friday, September 7, 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Florence County Early Childhood Champions, Florence 1 Schools and The School Foundation
SiMT, 1951 Pisgah Road, Florence, SC

Helle Heckmann, founder of the Nokken Kindergarten in Copenhagen, Denmark, has been a Waldorf kindergarten teacher since 1987. She has travelled around the world visiting kindergartens, giving work-shops, lectures, mentoring and advising governments for over 15 years. Her latest projects include work to build bridges between kindergartens in Scandinavia and Latin America. Ms. Heckmann has written four books, made two DVDs about childhood, and is the author of many articles.


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