•  Pre-K / CD Application Page

  • Apply on the Choice Site

  • 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.  



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

    -A DIAL-4 Screening schedule will be emailed to each applicant starting March 1, 2021.

    -Parent/Guardian will choose a:




    Directions on the DIAL-4 screening process will be emailed once the parent/guardian completes the application and selects a screening appointment.

    #3 Notification of Status
    -Once DIAL-4 screening is complete for the first round (June 25, 2021), qualified and/or waitlist notifications will be emailed to parent/guardian.  Please check your email often.

    -Round 2 qualified/waitlist notifications will be sent July 23, 2021.  

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