4 Year-Old CERDEP Program
YSD1 provides a great start for our youngest learners! Our pre-kindergarten program, South Carolina Child Early Reading Development and Education Program (CERDEP), is available for income-eligible children who will be age four years old on/before September 1. The program is full-day and follows the regular arrival and dismissal times of your child's school.
CERDEP is administered in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Education. CERDEP classrooms focus on the developmental and learning supports that children must have in order to be ready for school and incorporate evidence-based practices, ongoing assessment and parenting education.
Enrollment for the 4K Child Early Reading Development and Education Program is non-discriminatory. In the event the number of income-eligible children exceeds the space available, additional children will be placed on a waiting list. All students must be baseline-tested using a school readiness screening tool, DIAL-4, as part of the registration process.
For additional information regarding our CERDEP programs, please contact the elementary school within your attendance zone. You can determine your assigned elementary school by visiting the YSD1 Transportation page.
2018-2019 CERDEP School Handbooks
Cotton Belt Elementary School
Harold C. Johnson Elementary School
Hickory Grove Sharon Elementary School
Hunter Street Elementary School