The Champions for Young Children Symposium

Thursday & Friday, August 5-6, 2021

The Champions for Young Children Symposium aims to provide a rich professional development experience around a specific theme for participants and to offer an opportunity for professionals from multiple facets of early childhood education and parents to access information and network (e.g., mental health, Head Start, pre-K (public and private), early intervention, home visitation, child care, early childhood education, early childhood special education).

Theme: Reignite and Renew
Cost: Free
  • Virtual Event

Goals for the 2021 Symposium:

  • To inspire and empower participants to understand their role related to reigniting their passion for supporting young children and their families and renewing their use of strategies to engage young children in learning.
  • To provide symposium participants with evidence-based strategies to reignite their passion as champions for young children and families and to support children’s learning.

CEUs and Training Credit:

  • CEUs: Participants can earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for participation in featured speaker sessions and breakout sessions. Participants should provide necessary information when registering for the conference to earn CEUs.
  • Child Care: This event is a certified conference through SC Endeavors for child care training credit. Participants should provide necessary information when registering for the conference to earn child care training credit .
  • Early Intervention: The Team for Early Childhood Solutions has approved this training for SC Early Intervention Credential renewal.
  • Head Start/Early Head Start: The Symposium is approved as a Head Start pre-service event.
  • Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Endorsement®: South Carolina Infant Mental Health Association has approved this training for Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Endorsement® training or renewal requirements. We recommend consulting the Competency Guidelines associated with your Endorsement® category to confirm. Please contact SCIMHA's Endorsement Coordinator at endorsement@scimha.org with any questions.