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Child Development/Pre-Kindergarten Programs

CCSD offers full-day and half-day Child Development (CD)/Pre-Kindergarten programs for students who will be four years old by September 1 of the year of enrollment.

Full-day Child Development Programs are funded through EIA and GOF funds. They allow the district to provided full-day instruction for eligible students. CCSD’s CD programs are designed to develop skills necessary for success in Kindergarten. The curriculum is comprehensive with a primary focus on language and literacy, numeracy and social-emotional development. The needs of bilingual, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and preschool children with exceptional needs are met through our inclusive program.

Applying for CD/Pre-Kindergarten Programs

CCSD accepts applications for its Child Development/Pre-Kindergarten Programs in the spring for the following academic year. Parents should apply at the district elementary school where their children are zoned to attend. Spaces are limited; parents are encouraged to apply early!

Submitting an application does not guarantee enrollment in a Child Development Program. Selection priority is given to children who demonstrate an academic or developmental need. Children may be selected for a screening appointment based on a completed application. Notification of screening appointment will be mailed by schools and screenings will be scheduled at school sites. Enrollment status will be communicated to parents from the schools.

2015-2016 Required Forms

Application (bilingual)

Family Survey (bilingual)

Contact Us

For general questions, please call the Early Learning Office at (843) 937-6342.

For specific questions about classes, please call (843) 628-1131 or email us at childdevelopment@charleston.k12.sc.us.