Charleston County School District | Pre-Kindergarten(PK) Registration | Early Childhood Data Collection
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Full Day – A full day program is one in which students attend for 6.5 hours or more a day.
Partial Day – A partial day program is one in which students attend for less than 6.5 hours a day.
Head Start – A program of the US Department of Health and Human Services that provides comprehensive early childhood education,
health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low income children and their families. Locate your local Head Start:
Pre-kindergarten program in a public school –
A state, district, or federally-funded, developmentally-appropriate program for 4- year
olds in a public school adhering to best practice, using research-based curriculum and assessment that must adhere to district and/or
Unknown – Self-explanatory
Military Child Care Centers – On-post child care centers that offer full-day, partial day, or hourly child care services to military families that
must be registered with DSS. Locate your local military child care centers: http://www.militaryonesource.mil/military-child-care-programs
Registered Faith Based – Faith based care for 13 or more children that are sponsored by a religious organization that must be registered
with DSS. Locate your local registered faith-based providers:
Registered Family Home – A family home that provides care for up to 6 children at any given time within the home of the child care
provider that maintains a registration or license if a person provides care to more than one unrelated family of children on a regular basis
(more than four hours day or more than two days a week).
Locate your local registered family home providers: http://www.scchildcare.org/
Registered Group Home Provider – Group Homes provide care for 7 to 12 children in the home of the child care provider
. They may care
for up to 8 children without an additional caregiver. For details on registered group homes:
Exempt Provider –
A child care provider that operates less than 4 hours a day or less than 2 days a week or care for children from only 1
unrelated family. It is not inspected by DSS Child Care Licensing and monitored only because they volunteer for ABC Quality
. For details on
exempt providers: http://scchildcare.org/providers/become-licensed/licensing-exemptions.aspx
First Steps (CERDEP/CDEP) –
A private state-funded, income based, developmentally appropriate educa
tion program adhering to best
practice, using research-based curriculum and assessment that must adhere to DSS regulations and SCDE Guidelines. It is housed in a
private, registered child care facility. Contact your local First Steps: https://scfirststeps.org/who-we-are/local-partnerships/
On the registration form, you do not have to provide the specific type of private childcare; these examples are listed as reference.
Relative: Informal Child Care – Unregulated or licensed care provided by family that is not subject to regulations or formal guidelines.
Non-Relative: Informal Child Care – Unregulated or licensed care provided by another caregiver (non-relative) that is not subject to
regulations or formal guidelines.
DEFINITIONS OF FULL DAY AND PARTIAL DAY CARE
DEFINITIONS OF PUBLIC CHILD CARE PROVIDERS
DEFINITIONS OF PRIVATE CHILD CARE PROVIDERS
DEFINITIONS OF INFORMAL CHILD CARE