• How to Apply for the CD Program

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  • Deadline Extended: Applications for the Child Development Program are now being accepted. Space is limited, so apply early!

    There are two ways to apply for the CD Program for the 2020-21 school year.  Online and paper application options will be available beginning April 21st.  Screening appointments will be scheduled at a later date. 

    Preparing for the CD Application

    1. Gather the required documents.

      • Child’s legal birth certificate
      • Child’s shot record
      • Child's Medicaid card or parents’ proof of income (2019 income tax return or  W-2 form)
      • Proof of residency (utility bill, rental or lease agreement). 
      • The child’s social security card is requested, but not required. 

    2. Identify the elementary or early childhood school in your attendance area using the HCS School Finder tool.

    Completing an Online CD Application

    The online application allows you to enter and submit all information electronically.  Submitting your application online will expedite processing and is strongly encouraged. Required documentation can be uploaded into the form for timely submission. 

    1. Create and/or log in to your Google Gmail account to access the online application. 
      • Learn how to create a Google account HERE. 

    2. Prepare digital copies of the required documents. 
      • Label each item you plan to upload with your child’s name.
      • Scan the documents or take a picture with your phone.
      • Save the digital copies to your computer or other device.
      • Learn how to upload your documents in this brief tutorial.

    3. Choose your attendance area school from the list below and click the application link.

    4. Complete the online CD application.
      • Type your responses directly into the online form.
      • Upload the required documents as directed in specific sections.
      • Submit the application.

    5. Monitor your mail for a notification letter about your child’s acceptance or waiting list status by June 22nd. 
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    Click Here to Begin the Process in Spanish or

    Select Your School Below to Apply Online by School

  • Completing a Paper CD Application

    Paper applications will be available outside the front door of the elementary school in your attendance area Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. beginning April 21, 2020. Paper applications and copies of required documentation may be mailed back to the school in your attendance area using the envelope provided with the paper application.  

    1. Make a copy of the required documents.
      • Child’s legal birth certificate
      • Child’s shot record
      • Child's Medicaid card or parents’ proof of income (2019 income tax return)
      • Proof of residency (utility bill, rental or lease agreement). 
      • The child’s social security card is requested, but not required. 

    1. Pick up a paper application and postage-paid return envelope at your attendance area school. 
    2. Complete the paper application.
    3. Mail the application and copies of documents to the elementary school in your attendance area.
    4. Monitor your mail for a notification letter about your child’s acceptance or waiting list status by July 30th

  • Google Tutorials

    How do I?

    Create a Google account: 

    Upload documents to a Google folder:

  • For more information contact:

    Tammy Martin 
    Coordinator of Early Childhood and Parenting
    843-488-6564

    Traci Rabon
    Secretary for Elementary Education
    843-488-6806