South Carolina Child Care Inclusion Collaborative


Call for Proposals:
2022 Call for Proposals

Are you interested in presenting at the 2022 Champions for young Children Symposium? We are accepting proposals for 1.5-hour breakout sessions that match the theme and are packed with strategies that participants can use to be "Better Together". We are confident that you will be able to contribute to the quality of information shared with participants. Registration fees for the conference will be waived for the lead presenter and one co-presenter.


All proposals should be submitted online using this link:


Please note: You will not be able to save and return to your proposal submission so be prepared to complete your submission when you click the link.


Proposals are due April 18, 2022


Purpose: 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).


2022 Theme: Better Together

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.

Goals for 1.5-hour breakout session presentations: 

    • Presenters will share evidence-based partnership strategies to promote teamwork OR strategies to promote collaboration and friendship among children.  
    • The presentation method should foster active participation and engagement from those in attendance. Participants will leave each breakout session with a thorough understanding of the strategies presented and the confidence to implement the strategy or strategies with young children and their families. 

Proposals should include the following elements (note: character limits are inclusive of punctuation and spaces): 

  • Contact information for presenters and co-presenters A bio for each presenter (700 character limit per bio) 
  • Session title 
  • An abstract that will be published in the program (450 Character limit) 
  • Description of the session (3500 character limit) to include: 
    • Description of the strategies and practices to be discussed. Strong proposals will include references to the evidence-base supporting the strategies and practices 
    • Modes of instruction that describe how the presenter will engage the participants (e.g.., lecture, small/large group discussions, etc.) 
  • 2-3 learning objectives for the session (1400 character limit) 
  • Indication if the strategies in your session will support children with disabilities 
  • Selection of the age group for which the strategies in your session will be most effective (select all that apply)  
    • Infants (0-18 months)  
    • Toddlers (19-35 months) 
    • Preschool (3-5 years)
    • Adults  
  • Selection of the environment(s) in which these strategies can be used (select all that apply)  
    • In the home 
    • In the classroom  
    • In the community 
    • Other (specify) 
  • Indication of preferred breakout time slot. We may not be able to accommodate all requests. (10:15-11:45 or 1:15-2:45)