Full day 4K program for children based on income, Medicaid eligibility, other factors, and/or developmental readiness.
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.
Classrooms may be in public elementary schools or public early childhood development centers, and may be full or half-day. The goal is to provide children and their families with quality preschool experiences.
These programs may be funded by a variety of state and federal sources, depending on school districts, such as CERDEP, EIA, Title 1, or other sources. Most 4K classrooms in SC are from SC Department of Education CERDEP funding, which is a full-day 4K program.