In early January, a group of early learning leaders from many different entities met to organize SC PLAY. The first official meeting will take place on April 18th, from 12:00-2:00 at EdVenture (211 Gervais Street, Columbia SC). SC PLAY is a partnership bringing together leaders in the world of early childhood education in an effort to strengthen collaboration, sharing, and advocacy. SC PLAY includes leaders from museums, libraries, school leaders, state agencies, and early childhood systems. This initial meeting will include a panel discussion where leaders will share their vision for the group and take the first steps in determining goals for the Alliance. Boston Children’s Museum and BUILD has awarded a technical assistance opportunity to work with them to create this group of leaders who are committed to the success of our youngest learners.