SC FIRST STEPS 4K
A Perfect Fit
South Carolina’s Child Early Reading Development and Education Program (CERDEP) program is designed to expand full-day 4-year-old kindergarten program. Your child needs to be 4 year old by September 1st , reside in an eligible school district and qualify for free- or reduced-price school lunches or Medicaid.
Newberry CDC meets the highest quality state child care standard surpassing the following requirements:
High standards for teacher education and certification
Enhanced teaching and learning activities all day
Individualized learning based on children's abilities
Expanded health and safety policies
Family involvement opportunities
Active engagement between teachers and children
A well equipped, organized setting with multiple learning centers
A mix of indoor and outdoor learning environments
We maintain the very low teacher to child ratios and class sizes for Levels A+ Center:
Most of our lead teachers have at least a Certificate in Early Care & Education; all must have the SC Early Childhood Credential. Our Directors have An Associate degree in Early Care & Education and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology.
Our Teachers and directors receive 20 hours of specialized training every year to help them plan curriculum and activities to support every child's development and to prepare them for kindergarten.
We Meet national quality standards through regular rigorous on-site reviews by trained ABC assessors
A posted schedule of regular meals, naps, and active play