Early Childhood Common Agenda Resources

Policy and Research

In or Out: Child care provider participation in South Carolina’s voluntary quality rating and improvement system (QRIS)

University of South Carolina, Child Development Research Center

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When Brain Science Meets Public Policy

Institute for Child Success

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2014 Children’s Budget

First Focus

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Self-Sufficiency Standard for South Carolina - Second Edition

Center for Women’s Welfare, prepared for United Way Association of South Carolina

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  • 2015 Early Childhood Common Agenda Overview, Children’s Trust of South Carolina

  • The Impact of Policy on the Class of 2027, Jim Squires, Ph.D.

  • Early Childhood Task Force, presented by South Carolina Council on Competitiveness Early Childhood Task Force

  • Early Childhood Common Agenda Forum, Committee Presentations

The Importance of Early Childhood Development

Early Childhood Development (ECD) spans from the moment of conception until the beginning of primary school, and includes physical well-being, and cognitive, linguistic, and socio-emotional development. Investing in ECD leads to happier children, more equal societies, and prevents higher costs further down the road.

Courtesy of Brookings Institution