• 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 @ 843-754-7072 cell.  
    If you have questions about RevTrak or online billing, please call Wallace Bonds @ 843-801-6530.

    Program Site Coordinators and Central Office Team

    Meet the Central Office Team


    News and Announcements

    ** Updated as of December 2, 2021 **  
    Effectve January 3, 2022, Kaleidoscope is instituting a rate increase.  Kaleidoscope historically increases rates every three years to keep pace with increased costs.  We were due for our next rate increase in August, 2022.  However, due to staffing shortages and the need to recruit and retain high quality staff, we're increasing the rates a bit earlier than expected.  Parents can view the new rates by clicking here or by clicking on the rate sheet link below.  
    Registration for the 2021-2022 academic year Kaleidoscope programs is open.  Please see the links below for registration forms and information documents (pricing, parent manuals, program calendar).  
    1. Due to COVID-19, we are asking that parents fill out the forms, save them, and then email them to the Kaleidoscope Site Coordinator at your school, instead of dropping off the forms in person.  The list of Kaleidoscope Site Coordinators with email addresses and phone numbers can be found by clicking here.  
    2. After you email the registration forms, please be sure to call the Kaleidoscope Site Coordinator at your school to verify receipt.  Please note that emailing the registration form does not guarantee a spot for registration.  Again, please call the Site Coordinator at your school to verify receipt of the registration form.  Some of our sites are already on a waiting list so it's important to communicate directly with the Kaleidoscope Site Coordinator at your school.  
    3. If you're unable to send in a form through email, please contact the Kaleidoscope Site Coordinator to coordinate a time to drop off the form in person.
    Please note we will not have parent paid enrichment classes offered at our sites during the 2021-2022 academic year.  We hope to offer in person parent paid enrichment classes (for example soccer, coding, engineering, dance, etc) during the Fall of 2022.
    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.

    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.