Berkeley County School District currently offers four preschool programs designed to prepare children for elementary education.
CERDEP (SC Child Early Reading Development & Education Program)
CERDEP is a four year old income eligibility program to promote school readiness.
STATS: 21 sites, 46 classrooms, 920 students
CONTACT: Office of Federal & State Programs, 843-899-8606
Head Start is a three and four-year-old federal grant income eligibility program to promote school readiness.
STATS: 11 sites, 35 classrooms, 617 students
CONTACT: Antoinette Jones, Head Start Director, 843-553-8783
First Steps Parents as Teachers
This program offers a birth to five-year-old home visitation services to promote the transition to formal school and parent practices.
STATS: All BCSD areas, 75 families
Contact: Abbey Mills, Lead Parent Educator, 843-899-8560
Child Find and Preschool Special Services
This programs offers services to identify delayed developmental learning patterns. Regularly scheduled Child Find Clinics are held monthly at each of the elementary schools in Berkeley County.
Contact: Office of Special Services, 843-899-8890