Childcare Resources

If you are looking for childcare, here are some websites that may lead you to a provider in your area.

first5sc.org – a one-stop portal for all things families with young children related.

palmettoprek.org – Find out if you’re eligible for fee or reduced cost preschool for your children 3 and 4 years of age. This site also lets you find preschool programs in your area and apply for afterschool programs.

First Steps 4K offers free four-year-old kindergarten to qualifying children in South Carolina. We partner with more than 200 private, nonprofit, and faith-based centers across the state, making it easy for families to find a high-quality program that meets their needs. Plus, siblings, ages 0 to 12, are now eligible for child care and after-school scholarships for up to 52 weeks.

scchildcare.org – A Department of Social Services Division of Early Care and Education site with a search box for local providers.

scchildcare.org/programs/sc-voucher – A Department of Social Services Division of Early Care and Education site with the same search box as above and information about applying for vouchers, so that childcare will be free or lower-cost.

Charleston County School District Division of Early Learning Early Head Start (birth*-3 years) and Head Start (3-5 years) Page

Charleston County School District Division of Early Learning PreK and Child Development Programs (3-5 years) Page

Community Development Institute: Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership Program –This organization partners with local, privately owned child care centers to provide the Early Head Start Program for children 6 weeks through 3 years. Call (843) 830-5982.