>> State Program
Permanently established by the SC Read to Succeed Act in 2014, the SC Child Early Reading Development and Education Program (CERDEP) provides full-day four-year-old kindergarten programs in 64 South Carolina school districts. Enrollment is offered at no cost to eligible children.
In addition to the offerings of the state’s public school districts, SC First Steps offers parents the opportunity to enroll their eligible children with more than 200 private, faith- and community-based preschool providers statewide.
Learn more about First Steps 4K here.
Learn more about Countdown to Kindergarten with our one page overview