Kids First Conference


Together, the Charter Institute at Erskine and the South Carolina Public Charter School District serve 50,000 charter school students across South Carolina in traditional brick-and-mortar and virtual formats. In an effort to bolster support for these students, the authorizers formed a historic partnership, titled “KidsFirst”, which is committed to collectively prioritizing positive outcomes for students and families throughout South Carolina. The second annual; Kids First Conference was hosted by both authorizers in 2022 to provide a professional development conference for the boards and leadership of both districts’ combined 65 schools. The Kids First Conference continues to be an amazing event, and the authorizers are looking forward to expanding the conference to become the largest gathering of charter school leaders in the Southeast.

Mark Your Calendars!

2023 Conference Dates: September 26 and 27, 2023

2023 Conference

Sponsor the 2023 Kids First Conference!

Check out this year’s offerings and sign up for a sponsorship at the link below. 


Need more information? Click here to add our Sponsor Call, happening March 14, to your calendar. 

Click the icon to complete your sponsorship!

Submit A proposal for a breakout session

Breakout session proposals are due July 31, 2023. Submit your proposal here!

2022 Conference

2022 Conference Program

Thank you to the members of the #KidsFirst family who appeared on our cover pages this year!