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2016 Chairmen's Summit on Early Childhood

2016 Chairmen's Summit on Early Childhood

SC First Steps to School Readiness

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)

2016 Chairmen's Summit on Early Childhood

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Event Details

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Registration, Coffee and Vendor Exhibits

10:00 – 11:15 a.m.
General Session (Congaree) 
Welcome and Introductions:              Ken Wingate and Julia-Ellen Davis

Opening Keynote:                             
The 30 Million Word Gap:
Dr. Dana Suskind

Q and A/Closing Remarks                                          

11:15 – 11:30 a.m.                     
Break/Transition

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.             
Concurrent Sessions:

Supporting South Carolina Families (Congaree A) 
Community Collaboration and Collective Impact (Richland/Fairfield) 
Forging Collaborations with the Faith Community (Saluda/Calhoun) 
Child Care Spotlight – Statewide Initiatives (Congaree B)

12:30 – 1:45 p.m.                        
Lunch Pickup (Congaree)
 
H
onoring Champions for Children:
 
Senator Michael Fair, Senator Wes Hayes, and Ms. Leigh Bolick

1:45 – 2:00 p.m.                           
Break/Transition

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.                           
Concurrent Sessions:

Innovations in Infant/Toddler Care in South Carolina (Congaree A) 
Supporting Early Language and Literacy (Congaree B) 
School District Innovations in 4K (Richland/Fairfield) 
Strategies Addressing Racial Equity and Bias from the Early ChildhoodPerspective (Saluda/Calhoun)

3:00 - 3:15 p.m.                            
Break/Transition     

3:15 - 4:15 p.m.                            
General Session (Congaree)

Closing Keynote:
The Early Learning Trifecta: Language, Literacy and Executive Function  
Dr. Julie A. Washington – Georgia State University

Q and A/Closing Remarks

 Dr. Dana Suskind

Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, University of Chicago
Author, Thirty Million Words

Dr. Suskind is the founder and director of the Thirty Million Words Initiative. Based on scientific research that shows the critical importance of early language exposure on the developing child, Thirty Million Words helps parents enhance home language environments to optimize their children's brain development and ability to learn.


 Dr. Julie Washington

Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Georgia State University

Early literacy development requires more than is commonly acknowledged. In her presentation, The Early Literacy Trifecta, Dr. Julie Washington of Georgia State University will explore the powerful interactions between language, literacy and executive function in the acquisition of the skills that underlie school and life success.



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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Columbia, South Carolina
2100 Bush River Road
Columbia, SC 29210

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)


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Organizer

SC First Steps to School Readiness

Since inception, First Steps has helped young children in all 46 counties by offering school readiness services to families designed to:

  • Improve children’s health and well-being (pre-natal to age 5);

  • Support parents in their goal to serve as their children’s first and best teachers;

  • Provide parents with easy access to needed early interventions for children with unique development needs;

  • Help parents access quality child care for their young children;

  • Promote early education programs and quality pre-kindergarten choices for families;

  • Help parents transition their rising kindergarteners into school.

Each county in South Carolina is served by a First Steps Partnership responsible for meeting local needs and identifying collaborative opportunities to help our state’s youngest learners.  State level board and staff support statewide priorities, programs, and assist local partnerships in meeting the needs of families statewide.

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