Preschool and Parent Services

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Welcome

  • Office of School Readiness


    Floyd Creech, PhD - Administrator of School Readiness

    1400 Woods Rd
    (843) 673-1129
    Monday - Thursday  8:00am - 4:30pm 
    Friday  8:00am - 4:00pm


    babies

    Is your child on the right path to Kindergarten? 

    FSD1's StartSmart offers unique services for young children ages birth to age 5 that will help the Florence community ensure that all children enter school ready to learn so they will be better able to grow into productive citizens. The program has grown dramatically since it began in 2012. Over 1,000 Florence-area children currently benefit from the available services, and the goal is to enhance the life of every child from birth to age 4 by 2018.

     Find out more at http://www.theschoolfoundation.org/

Preschool Registration

  • 4K Registration for the 2018-2019 school year

    begins March 1st, 2018.  

    How to Qualify:

    • child must be 4 years old on or before September 1st, 2018
    • live in Florence District 1
    • valid medicaid card or 2017 income taxes (this is an income-based program)
    • Proof of Residency (matching address on a driver's license/state issued ID, utility bill, vehicle registration or rental agreement)

    What to do:

    • Bring all required documents from above to The Office of School Readiness (1400 Woods Road) and fill out an application. 
    • Call (843) 673-1129 with any questions.  

     **Also offering Year-Round Child Development School at the CDC at Woods Road.

         Beginning June 4, 2018 from 7:40-4:30pm daily.

Extended Year Preschool Registration

  • Announcing Year-Round Child Development Classes

    Beginning June 4, 2018

    at

    Woods Road Child Development Center
    1400 Woods Road
    Florence, SC

    7:40-4:30 daily

    Children must be 4 years old by September 1, 2018

    Bus transportation provided

    Call the Office of School Readiness for more information

    843-673-1129

    Download Flyer for Year-Round Child Development Classes

Home Visits Information Registration

  • Home Visiting Services

    The Parent Center
    111 W. Laurel St.
    Florence, SC 29501
    (843) 758-6456 

    Two research-based home visiting programs support parents in their roles as their children's first and most important teachers. 

    Parents as Teachers Logo  Parents as Teachers (PAT) provides home visits for expectant mothers and children from birth-3 years old. Each bi-monthly visit includes activities that support parent-child interaction. Home visitors review the specific developmental stages and help parents work through barriers that can hinder the child's development. 

    www.parentsasteachers.org

     

    The Parent Child Home Logo

     Parent Child Home Visiting Program (PCHP) provides home visits that focus on language development for 2-3 year old children through interaction with educational books and toys. In each bi-weekly visit, a home visitor demonstrates how parents can use these carefully selected materials to maximize their verbal interactions with the child.

    http://www.parent-child.org/

      

         

Preschools

  • Woods Road Child Development Center

    1400 Woods Road
    Florence, SC 29501
    843-799-6006

    Staff

    Jill McMillan, Center Manager
    Lisa Riley, Center Manager

    Teachers

     

    Alfred E Rush Child Development Center

    1201 East Ashby Road
    Quinby, SC 29506
    843-758-6857

    Staff

    Robin Richardson, Interim Center Manager

    Teachers

Parent Infant Classes Registration

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