The Champions for Young Children Symposium

Friday August 4, 2017

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).

$35
Theme: Supporting Social and Emotional Competence using Culturally Responsive Practices
  • 8:00am-4:15pm
  • Columbia Conference Center
  • 169 Laurelhurst Ave. Columbia, SC 29210

Goals for the 2017 Symposium:

  • To inspire and empower practitioners and parents to understand their role in the promotion of social and emotional competence.
  • To provide symposium participants with evidence-based culturally responsive strategies they can use to support young children’s social and emotional competence.
  • To provide a platform for practitioners from multiple early childhood sectors to network.

CEUs and Training Credit:

  • CEUs: Participants can earn up to .5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for participation in featured speaker sessions and breakout sessions. One CEU is awarded for every 10 hours of training. Symposium participants have the opportunity to participate in 5 hours of training. There is no additional fee for CEUs. Participants interested in receiving CEUs can request a form to document your participation in Symposium sessions at the registration desk on the day of the event. Forms should be returned to the registration desk at the end of the event.
  • Head Start/Early Head Start: The Symposium is approved as a Head Start pre-service event.
  • Child Care: This event is a certified conference through the SC Center for Child Care Career Development. Participants interested in receiving child care training credit can pick up a sticker sheet at the registration desk on the day of the event. Completed sheets should be returned to the registration desk at the end of the event.
  • Early Intervention: The Team for Early Childhood Solutions has approved this training for SC Early Intervention Credential renewal.