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Head Start Programs (application process for the 2018-2019 year is now open)

What are CCSD's Head Start Programs?

Head Start programs were established to provide early, continuous, intensive and comprehensive child development and family support services.
The purpose of the program is to:

  • Enhance children’s physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development
  • To support parents’ efforts to fulfill their parental roles
  • To help parents move toward self-sufficiency

Important Documents (English)

Recruitment Letter

Important Documents (Spanish)

Recruitment Letter


How to Apply

Please visit your closest center or apply online (English) | apply online (Spanish) starting Thursday, February 1, 2018. 

All applications submitted online will still require parents/guardians to meet with the Family Advocate for an in-person interview.

Please bring the following:

  • Proof of income (the total money earned or received before deductions of the family of the child) for the past twelve months, 
  • Proof of child's age,
  • Proof of residency
  • Up to date South Carolina Immunization Children,
  • Medicaid Card or Private Insurance (if applicable) and,
  • Current Physical Exam (incl blood lead level, hemoglobin),
  • Current Dental Exam (for children 3 to 4 years old),
  • Proof of Pregnancy (Pregnant Woman applying for EHS)


Contact Us

Call us at (843) 937-7914 if you have any questions about CCSD's Head Start/Early Head Start programs.


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