Summit on Early Childhood

The state’s premier early childhood conference is presented annually by South Carolina First Steps and the Early Childhood Advisory Council.

Established in 2015, the SC Summit on Early Childhood provides early childhood professionals and advocates, parents, members of the business community and elected officials an open platform to share strategies, research and dialogue in order to foster a strong foundation for the children of South Carolina. The SC Summit has garnered a glowing reputation as a can’t-miss event has grown to more than 400 participants.

The 2021 SC Summit on Early Childhood will be held in-person at the Columbia Convention Center in downtown Columbia, South Carolina on Thursday, December 2, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. This year's conference theme will be From the Start and focus primarily on the prenatal to three-year-old age group. Ticket information will be available closer to event.

Conference Schedule (tentative)

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.         Registration, Networking & Light breakfast


9:30 - 10:45 a.m.        Short Program and Featured Speaker


10:45 - 11 a.m.           Break


11 a.m. - Noon           Breakout One - 6 choices


Noon - 1:30 p.m.       Networking & Lunch


1:30 - 2:30 p.m.        Breakout Two - 6 choices


2:45- 4 p.m.             Short Program and Featured Speaker