2020 Early Childhood Summit: Responding to the Whole Child

The College of Charleston’s Early Childhood Summit is a one and half day professional development opportunity for educators, administrators, parents and community members working in areas of Early Headstart, Pre-K, Kindergarten and grades one through three. The Summit attracts early childhood education experts from around the nation to present their research findings and discuss pressing topics in early childhood education. The Summit’s goal is to deepen attendees knowledge and understanding of best practices in early childhood environments.

This conference provides space and time for networking, offers over 20 relevant workshops that offer DSS credits, and allows time to engage in conversations with vendors. Breakfast is served on both days along with lunch on June 18. 

Date: June 18, 2020; 7:45 am – 3:45 pm | June 19, 2020; 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: College of Charleston’s North Campus | 3800 Paramount Drive, North Charleston, SC

Registration: $129.00 | Includes breakfast on both days and lunch on June 18


Want to present at the 2020 Early Childhood Summit?

Proposal submissions are open now! This year’s theme, “Responding to the Whole Child,” will focus on the following four strands to discuss the provisions for high quality early education:

  • Family and Community
  • Health and Wellness
  • Inclusive Practices
  • Language and Learning

Submit your proposal before Friday, January 17, 2020. 


2020 Vendors and Sponsors

Are you or your business interested in becoming a vendor or sponsor? The Early Childhood Summit is offering the opportunity for two organizations to become the Summit’s vendors. For $500, your organization will receive:

  • Exposure to over 150 early childhood practitioners
  • Acknowledgement on the Summit’s website
  • Opportunity to speak to the attendees before the lunch keynote
  • Promotional items included in conference bags
  • A vendor table in a prominent area.

Register here to become a vendor or contact Melanie Greene at ecsummit@cofc.edu to become a Summit sponsor.