Apr 4, 2022
Poverty Impedes Children’s Education Long Before They Enter The Classroom — Here’s How We Can Change That
Within the United States, education is commonly regarded as an equalizer to opportunity and upward mobility. In reality, there are countless impediments in the system that exclude low-income children from reaping the full benefits of education long before they enter the classroom.
Jan 10, 2022
From Health Care to Education, the Early Childhood Workforce Is in Crisis
As an organization, ICS focuses on the systems that support young children and their families to help them thrive, spanning health care, child welfare, and early care and education. In order to deliver on the promise of these investments, we need well-trained, well-compensated professionals who can bring their expertise, passion, and commitment to their fields. But across sectors, our society currently underinvests in the needs of this workforce–leading to burnout for professionals and missed opportunities for families.
May 2, 2016
Poverty and South Carolina’s Children
Twenty-two percent of South Carolina families are living in poverty, and 42% of single-parent families live in poverty. Despite our state’s recent economic gains, poverty remains stagnant and disparities across racial, ethnic, and geographic lines continue to grow.