Pre-K/CD Application

  • Pre-K / Child Development (CD) Application
    The CCSD Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K)/Child Development (CD) application process opens on January 24, 2023 at noon for the 2023-24 school year. 
    About Pre-K/CD 
    • CCSD offers (limited) Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K)/Child Development (CD) programs for students who reside in Charleston County and will be four years old by September 1st.
    • When applying for CCSD Pre-K program it is for the child’s zoned school.  
    • The program is designed to develop skills necessary for success in Kindergarten.
    • Pre-K/CD is a full-day program. The schedule for Whitesides' Pre-K/CD program is 7:25 am to 2:05 pm. 
    • Kalediscope (afterschool program) is not available for CD students.


    • Application Link
    • The CCSD-Pre-K/CD application process opens on January 24, 2023 at noon for the 2023-24 school year. 
    • The first round of qualification /waitlist notifications will happen the week of June 1, 2023. 
    • The second round of qualification / waitlist notifications will happen the week of August 1, 2023. 
    • The following documents will need to be uploaded with the online application: 
        • Child’s Birth Certificate

        • Child’s IEP ( if the child has one) 

        • Medicaid Card

        • Income verification needed for CERDEP identified schools.  *See schools below  (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.

        • Admission for Pre-K is not based on financial need. Family income eligibility must be provided for enrollment in any CERDEP (Child Early Reading Development Education Program) program.  State regulations mandate reporting of this information to maintain funding for these programs.

    CLICK HERE to access CCSD's Pre-K/CD webpage for additional information, important dates, FAQ's, etc. 

    For general questions about Pre-K/CD, call (843) 937-7914 or email  
    For information and questions specific to Whitesides, please contact Stacy Newton at (843) 849-2838 or