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  • Florence 1 Schools and The School Foundation to Host 2018 Early Childhood Champions Summit

    PRESS RELEASE
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   
    August 22, 2018    


    Contact Debbie Hyler
    dhyler@theschoolfoundation.org
    (843) 662-9996

    Florence 1 Schools and The School Foundation to Host 2018 Early Childhood Champions Summit

    Friday, September 7, 2018

    Florence, SC - As back-to-school season kicks into high gear, Florence 1 Schools and The School Foundation are joining forces to shine a light on early childhood readiness, including school readiness and life readiness.

    On Friday, September 7, the duo will host an Early Childhood Champions Summit featuring international early childhood expert Helle Heckmann. Known for her spirited wisdom around what she calls the “Five Golden Keys”, Heckmann will share a message encouraging champions, parents and caregivers to commit to providing young children with adequate sleep, movement, nutrition, routine and love.

    The summit will take place at SiMT, 1951 Pisgah Road, Florence, beginning with an 8:00 a.m. breakfast. The program will run from 8:30-10:30 a.m. and serve as the official launch of a five-month Public Awareness Campaign, known as Count 5!  There is no charge to attend and reservations are required.

    “We are fortunate to be able to bring Helle Heckmann to South Carolina to share her wisdom with Florence County’s early childhood advocates,” said Dr. Floyd Creech, Administrator of School Readiness for Florence 1 Schools. “If we want to build a better Florence, we need to commit to teaching our parents and caregivers about the Five Golden Keys, and we need to reinforce them daily.”

    The Count 5! Public Awareness Campaign will run September, October, November, January and February, with each month dedicated to delivering important tips and activities related to the Golden Keys. The campaign will culminate in March with a unique public art project and celebration.

    “As always, we are proud to support Florence 1 Schools and their programs dedicated to school readiness,” said Debbie Hyler, executive director of The School Foundation. “We want the summit and the Count 5! Campaign to raise awareness, but more importantly, we want it to ignite action among our parents and caregivers.”

    Each month, in partnership with Early Childhood Champions supporting Florence 1 Schools and Florence County School District 4, the Count 5! Public Awareness Campaign will release fliers, posters, billboards, digital media content and more.

    Partners include Carolinas Hospital System, City of Florence, Florence-Darlington Technical College, Francis Marion University, Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce, HopeHealth Pediatrics, McLeod Health, Pee Dee CAP Head Start & Early Head Start and the StartSMART Advisory Council.

    For more information about the Early Childhood Champions Summit or the Count 5! Public Awareness Campaign, contact Debbie Hyler at dhyler@theschoolfoundation.org.

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