We can connect families to child care scholarships that help parents afford high quality child care while they work, train for a job, or go to school. See if you qualify and how you can find care that fits your family’s needs.Child Care Scholarships
Parents with income below 300% of the federal poverty level may be eligible for scholarships to pay for child care while they work or attend school.
Local school districts offer many options for public school 4K, and eligibility is based on income, Medicaid eligibility, developmental readiness, and other factors based on each district’s PreK offerings.
Care, activities, and lunch are provided free to children birth to age 5 who are from families with income at or below the poverty level.
Free child care and parenting support are provided for eligible children age 3 and under, pregnant women, and their families.
Choose a free, full-day 4K program in a licensed child care center, charter school or private school. Plus, get child care scholarships for the whole family.
Parents and caregivers can search for childcare in their area and learn how to apply for financial help.
This free summer program helps children get ready for kindergarten and eases worries they or their family may have.
Countdown to 4K supports strong school transitions by connecting children entering preschool, families, and teachers in a series of one-on-one visits during the summer.
Children age 5 and under may be eligible for scholarships that let them go to quality child care centers tuition-free.
Local librarians visit families, childcare programs, and preschools to bring books, share stories, and interest children in reading.
The Office of Early Learning and Literacy at the SC Dept. of Education works with school districts, teachers, communities, and families to provide resources to help every child succeed in school.