• Kaleidoscope | Expanded Learning

  • The Office of Expanded Learning leads Charleston County School Districts' after school efforts (Kaleidoscope). Kaleidoscope is a fee based program that operates using an income based sliding scale for tuition. The office also manages several 21st Century Afterschool Grants, summer programs as well as after school enrichment classes such as chess, dance, art, coding, engineering, foreign language, music, and lacrosse.

    Our Mission 

    Provide high quality after school care in a safe, challenging environment. Our programs provide age-appropriate activities which focus on the physical, social, emotional and educational needs of our students.

    How Are We Organized?

    Each after school program has one dedicated Site Coordinator on staff to handle the day-to-day operations and management of the program. Each of our 45 Site Coordinators reports to one of the five Program Officers.  Our department currently has five Program Officers who oversee all programs. Each Program Officer is responsible for 8-10 after school programs.  

    Contact Us

    If you have general questions, please call Christy Bennett @ 843-402-7817 office.  

    Program Site Coordinators and Central Office Team

    Meet the Central Office Team


    News and Announcements

    ** Updated as of July 12, 2022 **  
    1.  In October 2021, the Department of Social Services (DSS) made a change to their child care licensing process. Because of this change, Kaleidoscope can no longer serve 3 or 4 year old students in our afterschool programs beginning in the 2022-2023 school year. In order to serve 3 and 4 year old students we have to apply for a license at the school. The process is lengthy and we have applied for licensing in many of our sites and your Kaleidoscope Site Coordinator will communicate with you directly when we can once again accept 3 and 4 year old students. We realize this change has created some hardship but we are doing our best to expedite the licensing process with DSS.
    2.  Registration for the 2022-2023 academic year Kaleidoscope programs is open.  Please see the links below for registration forms and information documents (pricing, parent manuals, program calendar) or you may click here to go directly to the registration page. 
    3.  We will offer in person parent paid enrichment classes (for example soccer, coding, engineering, dance, etc) during the 2022-2023 academic year.  Information about enrichment programs will be sent out to parents this Fall.
    4.  For end of year tax purposes, our Federal Tax ID is 57-6000322.  To print up your end of year tax statements from your Rev Trak account, please read these instructions.

    5.  Check out our online portal called RevTrak. Our online system allows you to pay invoices online, print off your tax statements, view year to date invoices and payments, and register for enrichment classes.  

    For Parents 

    For Enrichment Partners

    All interested after school providers wishing to provide enrichment services with the Office of Expanded Learning must complete an application form. We accept applications on a rolling basis and review them twice a year.