- Jan. 28, 2016 at Richland Two Conference Center at Columbia Place Mall
- Feb. 1, 2016 at Conder Elementary
- Feb. 4, 2016 at Killian Elementary
Children who will be 4-years-old on or before Sept. 1, 2016, may be eligible for the program. Parents must bring to the meeting the child’s long-form birth certificate and immunization certificate; three proofs of residence (such as utility bill, lease/mortgage, phone bill, etc.); and proof of income (last two pay stubs or W2). Applications can be completed and turned in at the meeting or submitted by Feb. 26, 2016. During the meetings, parents also will schedule a screening appointment for their child with a child development teacher.
4K builds skills and abilities in cognitive, language, social-emotional and motor development by providing balanced experiences for the whole child. Through listening, speaking, developing positive relationships with others and working collaboratively to learn and solve problems, children are able to meet the challenges of growing and to thrive.
How's the new program better?
At the beginning of this school year (2015-2016), 4K became a needs-based, tuition-free program. The new program maintains the high quality classrooms and valuable experiences of previous programs. Through re-organization, there is now a pre-K classroom in every elementary school. Children qualify based on broader criteria which enables more children who need 4K to attend and receive all the benefits of an excellent child development program.
The district provides free 4K Child Development Classes to students who qualify based on developmental readiness, free- or reduced-price meal status or other risk factors. Child development classes are held at the Center for Child Development, previously known as Clemson Road Child Development, located at 2621-A Clemson Road on the campus of Killian Elementary School, as well as at all elementary schools throughout the district. Students attend their zoned elementary school, and bus transportation may be provided if there are available spaces on school buses.
For more information please visit the district’s website at www.richland2.org or contact Debbie Brady or Quinne Evans at 803.699.2536. See the flier below!