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Live Well Georgetown County – Early Learning Work Group

Who are we?

The Early Learning Work Group was formed as an initiative of the Live Well Georgetown County Coalition that is administered by Tidelands Health Community Health Resources and funded by the Duke Endowment. We are a group of civic leaders, professional educators, and organization representatives who collaborate to improve the health and wellness needs of young children by increasing or supporting the use of Evidence Based Initiatives (EBIs).

Members of the Early. Learning Work Group

  • Carolyn Ellis (Chair) – Early Learning Council – Retired Professional Educator
  • Tim Chatman – Master Gardner
  • Susan Evans – Small Minds of Tomorrow 2 Teacher
  • Shawn Garrett – Tidelands Health Community Health Resources Team Member
  • Jeremy Grate – Small Minds of Tomorrow 1 Teacher
  • Dwane Heyward – Georgetown County First Steps
  • Geraldine Holmes – Sampit Child Care Center Director
  • Niki Howard – Pawleys Island Christian Academy Director
  • Connie Kopowicz- Live Well Georgetown County Program Director
  • Susan Krowka- Landscape Architect with Walsh Krowka Architects
  • Karen Moree – Montessori School of Pawleys Island Teacher
  • Nicola Parker – The Sunshine Place Director
  • Ashley Riddick – South Carolina Program for Infant/Toddler Care (SCPITC) Be Well Care Well Program
  • Shelia Sullivan – Georgetown County Library
  • Molly Tisdale – Sampit Elementary 4K Teacher
  • Sherrie Vanderhorst – Sampit Child Care Center Teacher

Ad hoc member:

Misty Pearson – DSS/DHEC Director of Obesity Prevention Services

What do we do?

We share this Vision and Mission:
Vision: Every child in Georgetown County will develop nutrition and activity habits that lead to a healthy lifestyle.
Mission: To bring evidence-based health-focused interventions to the young children of Georgetown County.