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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 on September 1, 2014.

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 the 2014-2015 Academic Year

CCSD is currently accepting applications for its Child Development/Pre-Kindergarten Programs for the 2014-2015 academic year. Schools are accepting applications from March 4, 2014 to May 23, 2014. 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.

Parents must present the following documents no later than May 23, 2014.

For more information, please download the flyer.

Contact Us

For general questions, please contact Anna Richardson in the Early Learning Office at (843) 762-5386.

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