•  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.
  • Apply on the Choice Site    

    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.  

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    HOW TO APPLY FOR PRE-K/CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

    Parent Directions:

     

    #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.

    -Email: ccsdprek@charleston.k12.sc.us


    #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.

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