SECC staff met with the SCDE Director of Early Learning and Literacy Jennifer Anderson and her staff on October 4. This meeting was an introductory meeting to clarify and confirm the SCDE early childhood work plan, as well as, build relationships. As a result of this meeting, the SECC and SCDE have established a deeper understanding of South Carolina’s needs in early learning and literacy and can begin to accomplish the work. On October 25, SECC staff, CEELO staff, and the SCDE early learning and literacy team held a planning meeting to develop a plan for convening early childhood stakeholders. The early childhood stakeholders will participate in workgroup sessions to develop a family/community engagement plan for early learning and literacy. SECC facilitated small- and whole-group conversations and shared resources, in particular, resources that features what other states are doing. The SCDE early learning team will continue to meet regularly to discuss resources and their mission and vision. The next step consist of meeting virtually with the SCDE early learning and literacy team to plan the logistics for the stakeholders’ meetings.