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March 7, 2012

CCSD's Early Head Start, Head Start & Child Development Programs Accepting Applications for the 2012-2013 Year

Charleston County School District (CCSD) is currently accepting applications for its Early Head Start, Head Start, and Child Development (4-Year-Old Kindergarten) programs for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Applying to a Early Head Start or Head Start Program

Early ChildhoodA family may apply to a Early Head Start or Head Start program if it includes a pregnant woman or a child ages birth through five years old. The Early Head Start and Head Start programs are funded through the United States Department of Health and Human Services. 

Although most Early Head Start and Head Start families must meet low-income guidelines, the programs may accept a certain percentage of families whose incomes exceed the federal income poverty guidelines.  Please note that children (with or without a diagnosed disability) may apply for Head Start at any time during the school year on or after their third birthday.  Before this age, children may be eligible for Early Head Start.

For additional information, please call CCSD’s Head Start Office (843) 720-0824 or (843) 762-5387. 

Applying to a Child Development Program

Pre-registration for the district's Child Development (CD)/4-Year-Old Kindergarten programs began on March 6 and ends on May 11, 2012.  Parents are encouraged to pre-register early at the district elementary school where their children are zoned to attend.

Pre-registration does not guarantee enrollment in a Child Development program. Selection priority is given to children who demonstrate academic and developmental needs and risk factors. Children will be selected for individual screening appointments based on information provided by the parent on the Pre-Registration Form.  Screening appointment cards will be mailed by the schools, and screenings will be scheduled for May 22 through June 1 at school sites. Notification of Child Development program acceptance will be mailed to parents on or before July 9, 2012.

Learn More:

  • Contact the Early Learning Office - (843) 762-5386
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