South Carolina First Steps Board of Trustees


December 6, 2016 – 2 p.m.

The Inn at USC (1619 Pendleton Street)

A g e n d a


1. Call to Order/Quorum Call

2. Welcome/Introductions

3. Approval of Agenda                                          

4. Approval of Minutes of October 21, 2016   


5. Chairman’s Report – Ken Wingate


6. Committee Reports:

a. Legislative CommitteeSenator Mike Fair, Chair

b. Finance and AdministrationJudith Aughtry, Chair


i. Financial Update

c. Program and GrantsJennifer McConnell, Chair


i. New Partnership Strategy: Chesterfield County NFP Support


ii. Partnership Budget Reallocations in Laurens and Lee Counties

iii. Working Recommendations re: Evidence-Based Practice Implementation for FY18

d. Strategic Planning and EvaluationAlexia Newman, Chair

e. Early Head Start Governance CouncilRoger Pryor, Chair

f. Executive CommitteeKen Wingate, Chair


7. Interim Director’s Report Julia-Ellen Davis

2016 Annual Report


At this point, the First Steps Board of Trustees will recede to the call of the Chair and the Early Childhood Advisory Committee will convene for an informational presentation on a collaborative effort now being convened to address the mental health needs of infants and toddlers. Following the adjournment of Early Childhood Advisory Council meeting, the First Steps Board of Trustees will reconvene to enter executive session.


8. Executive Session (The Board will enter Executive Session to discuss a personnel matter.)


9. Closing RemarksKen Wingate


Trustee Dinner: 5:30pm

Next Meetings:

December 7 – 2016 Chairmen’s Summit on Early Childhood Education (10-4, DoubleTree Hotel, Columbia)

January 13, 2017 (11am, The Inn at USC)