• Child Development

    The Child Development Program in Horry County School District is intended as an intervention for the most at-risk four-year olds. It is designed to ensure that children prepare for kindergarten armed with the specific social/emotional skills and cognitive abilities necessary to meet South Carolina’s challenging academic standards. Eligibility is determined by: income, an age-appropriate developmental screening, the completion of a parent questionnaire and other contributing factors that may indicate a child is in jeopardy of potential delays.


    Selected students will be taught by teachers fully certified in early childhood education, in small classes of 20 students with low student-teacher ratios, using tested and proven standards and curriculum. 

    Child Development classes are located at all elementary/primary schools. The number of classes at each school varies and is determined by the amount of eligible students as well as available classroom space at each campus.  Schools maintain a waiting list that is utilized as slots become available.

    Application Procedures:
    Applications for the Child Development Program are taken at the school in your attendance area. Children must be four years old on or before September 1 of the current school year.

    All Applications Must Include: completed registration form, copy of the child's birth certificate, copy of child's current immunization status, proof of income, proof of residence (utility bill, lease agreement, etc.), and copy of the child's Medicaid card (if applicable). Registration is held for the upcoming school year each spring AND late registration is held in late July.