Free 1st Steps 4k Now Enrolling. Includes Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon Snack.
FIRST STEPS FOUR-YEAR-OLD KINDERGARTEN
First Steps is now enrolling students for the 2022-2023 school year. Applications should be submitted directly to MEGA Child Development Center. 803-892-6342.
WHAT IS FIRST STEPS 4K? Permanently established by the SC Read to Succeeed Act 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. DOES MY CHILD QUALIFY?
To qualify during the 2020-2021 school year, your child must:
- Be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2021,
- Be eligible for the free- or reduced-price lunch program or Medicaid, AND
- Live in one of the following school districts: Aiken, Abbeville, Allendale, Anderson 2, Anderson 5, Anderson 3, Bamberg 1, Bamberg 2, Barnwell 19, Barnwell 29, Barnwell 45, Berkeley, Calhoun, Cherokee, Chester, Chesterfield, Clarendon 1, Clarendon 2, Clarendon 3, Colleton, Darlington, Dillon 3, Dillon 4, Dorchester 4, Edgefield, Fairfield, Florence 1, Florence 2, Florence 3, Florence 4, Florence 5, Georgetown, Greenwood 50, Greenwood 51, Greenwood 52, Hampton 1, Hampton 2, Horry, Jasper, Kershaw, Laurens 55, Laurens 56, Lee, Lexington 1, Lexington 2, Lexington 3, Lexington 4, Marion, Marlboro, McCormick, Newberry, Oconee, Orangeburg 3, Orangeburg 4, Orangeburg 5, Richland 1, Saluda, Spartanburg 3, Spartanburg 4, Spartanburg 6, Spartanburg 7, Sumter, Union, Williamsburg and York 1.
The enrollment process is simple. To receive a student application, contact MEGA Child Development Center 803-892-6342.