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Newberry CDC is proud to be the only Level A+ school in the district, for your 4 year old child. WE are proud to offer SC First Steps 4K, a state funded, program that provides free and educational Pre K program to your 4 year old eligible child. Children benefit from small class sizes( one to ten teacher to child ratio) and instructional curriculum by Creative Curriculum, that prepares them for school.

To to check if your child is eligible to receive free or reduced cost preschool programs, your child must:

  1. Be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2020,

  2. Be eligible for Medicaid, free- or reduced-price lunch program, SNAP/TANF recipient OR be transient, homeless or in foster care.

  3. Be a South Carolina Resident

  To check your eligibility call NewberryCDC  

  Contact NewberryCDC to complete application


  • You may visit the center to complete the full paper application and bring in the required documents with you.

  • Call NewberryCDC to check for available slots

  • Required documents to take to the center you select:

  1. Birth Certificate (state certified/official- not a hospital memento)

  2. Medicaid Card OR Proof of Income

  3. Proofs of Residence (two)

  4. SC Immunization Certificate

SC First Steps 4K is a state-funded program that provides free, educational Pre-K programs in childcare centers across South Carolina.  SC First Steps 4K is a Child Early Reading and Development Education Program (CERDEP).   

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