South Carolina Child Care Inclusion Collaborative

The Champions for Young Children Symposium

Friday, August 5, 2022

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: Better Together
  • R2i2
  • 763 Fashion Dr. Columbia, SC 29229

Goals for the 2022 Symposium:

  • To inspire and empower participants to understand their role related to building collaborative partnerships with colleagues and families and promoting collaboration and friendship skills among the children in their care.
  • To provide symposium participants with evidence-based partnership strategies that promote teamwork and collaboration among colleagues and with families or strategies to promote collaboration and friendship among children.
  • To provide a platform for practitioners from multiple early childhood sectors to network.

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 with any questions.