•  Pre-K / CD Application Page

  • The 2022-2023 Pre-K application process is now open!

  • CCSD Pre-K/Child Development application process opened on January 25th, 2022 at noon for the 2022-23 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, 2022.   

    When applying for CCSD Pre-K program it is for the child’s zoned school. 

    CCSD offers (limited) Pre-K Kindergarten 3K programs for students who reside in Charleston County and are three years old by September 1st, 2022. Email ccsdprek@charleston.k12.sc.us to request a paper application. 

    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), and CERDEP funds (state). 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. 
  • Video Application Instructions

  • Recording Link: https://watch.screencastify.com/v/GDhGiCOKvDA0sD0DZrWr

    Parent Directions: 

    Documents needed for upload on the online application:

    • Child’s Birth Certificate
    • Medicaid Card
    • Income verification (proof of gross income-the total money earned or received before deductions for the past twelve months) Ex: 2021 tax return (1040, W2,1099), Social Security income received for the past 12 months, or last two months of pay stubs.


  • IMPORTANT- Proof of income is required for:

IMPORTANT- Proof of income is required for:

    #1 Submit Application online

    -Submit an online application for CCSD Pre-K/Child Development Program in the application and registration portal. (linked here).  

    -Application is available on January 25th, 2022 at noon.  

    -Click on 2022-23 school year

    - Parents interested in Charleston Progressive Academy email ccsdprek@charleston.k12.sc.us or call 843-937-7916.

    -Parents are encouraged to apply early.

    Paper copies are available (as needed):

    English & Spanish applications are available

    -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 & submitted

    - A DIAL-4 screening notification will appear

    -Parents/guardians schedule a DIAL-4 Screening for your child. *Schedule one screening per child*

    A DIAL 4 screening is required to be eligible for the CCSD Pre-K program

    -Parent/Guardian will choose a:

    • Time
    • Location
    • Date 

    #3 Notification of Status

    -Round 1 qualification/waitlist notifications will be sent the week of June 1, 2022. Please check your email often.

    -Round 2 qualified/waitlist notifications will be sent the week of August 1, 2022.  

    If you are zoned for Meeting Street @ Burns or Meeting Street @ Brentwood, please contact the school directly for directions on how to apply.