Resources for childcare

If you are looking for childcare, we highly recommend visiting first5sc.org and palmettoprek.org first, which is why they are at the top of this list.

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

palmettoprek.org – Free childcare for children 3 and 4 years of age. Also, through the PalmettoPreK Siblings Program, if a child qualifies for this program, all children ages birth -12 years are in that child’s same household may be able to receive free childcare or afterschool care – not just siblings – all children living in the same home.

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