Pre-K / CD Application Page
Thank you for all your interest in the CCSD Pre-K CD Program.The CCSD Early Learning department began accepting Pre-K CD applications in January of this year. As of today, 2,022 Pre-K applications have been submitted. Once applications are received, eligible students are screened and ranked based on any/all at risk-factors per zoned school.Round 1 acceptance began in July and 1,024 students were qualified/accepted into the CCSD Pre-K CD program (pending full registration process).The Early Learning Department is working with CCSD leadership and principals to determine a safe classroom capacity for the upcoming school year. There are currently 989 students on the Pre-K waitlist for next year. *The Early Learning Department accepts applications and screens students all summer and the waitlist is subject to change.Pre-K applications are still available for interested families.
The following schools still have openings for zoned students:-North Charleston Elementary-Jane Edwards Elementary-Memminger Elementary-Mitchell Elementary-Goodwin Elementary-St. James Santee Elementary-Mary Ford Early Learning and Family Center (Mary Ford and Chicora Families)-Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary (zoned students only)-Minnie Hughes Elementary
Video Application Instructions
CCSD Pre-K/Child Development application process scheduled to open on January 26th, 2021 at noon for the 2021-22 school year.
CCSD offers Pre-Kindergarten Child Development (CD) programs for students who reside in Charleston County and will be four years old by September 1st, 2021.
CCSD offers (limited) Pre-K Kindergarten 3K programs for students who reside in Charleston County and are three years old by September 1st, 2021.
Program: This is a full day, every day program, which continues throughout the school year. Regular attendance is needed to remain enrolled in the program.
Pre-K/Child Development Programs are funded through EIA (state) and GOF (local) funds. They allow the district to provide instruction for eligible students. CCSD's Pre-K/ Child Development programs are designed to develop skills necessary for success in Kindergarten.
HOW TO APPLY FOR PRE-K/CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
#1 Submit Application online
-Submit an online application for CCSD Pre-K/Child Development Program in the application and registration portal. (linked here).
--Upper left-hand corner click on Pre-K Child Development application
-Application is available on January 26th, 2021 at noon.
-Parents are encouraged to apply early.
English & Spanish applications available
Paper copies are available (as needed):
-Call 843-937-7914 and we can mail a copy of the application to your home address.
#2 Once the application has been completed
The Pre-K department has started DIAL 4 screening at select locations.
When the screening team is in your area an email will be sent to parents on how to sign up for a screening time.
DIAL 4 screening will be ongoing until the end of summer and we have a plan to screen all students who have applied for CCSD Pre-K.
#3 Notification of Status
-Once DIAL-4 screening is complete for the first round, qualified and/or waitlist notifications will be emailed to the parent/guardian. Please check your email often.
-Round 1 qualification waitlist notifications will be sent beginning June 28, 2021, through July 8, 2021,
-Round 2 qualified/waitlist notifications will be sent beginning August, 2021.
If you are zoned for Meeting Street @ Burns or Meeting Street @ Brentwood, please contact the school directly for directions on how to apply.