The mission of the Williamsburg County Early Childhood Division is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that will encourage academic growth and character building. The Early Childhood Program provides quality and developmentally appropriate early childhood education to children in grades PreK-2. This program plays an important role in shaping the social, emotional, and intellectual development of the young child in an environment that is conducive to learning.

    We Envision A Community Learning Center…

    • Where the students and teachers are engaged in cooperative activities.

    • That is a safe, nurturing, and inviting to learning.

    • That is child centered where classrooms are structured and appropriate learning taking place.

    • Where staff, students, and parents work and play together to show respect, kindness, and love toward one another.

    • Where South Carolina State Department Standards are mastered by students at each level.

    • Where high academic expectations and instruction are emphasized.




    *Child must turn 4 years of age on or before September 1st

    The following documents must be submitted with the Pre-K packet:

    • Birth Certificate
    • Proof of Residence
    • Medicaid card / Proof of Income
    • Social Security Card
    • Immunization (on SC form)
    • State ID

    Applications are available at the school in the zone area or at the District Office. Applications will not be accepted/approved without these documents. ALL pages of the application MUST be filled out and signed.

    State Assessments

    4K-Pre-school:  PALS (Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening)

    *Test Window/Date:

     August 20 2019-October 4, 2019     Uploaded by: October 9, 2019

    April 6, 2020- May 22, 2019             Uploaded by: May 28, 2020               

     5K- Kindergarten: KRA (Kindergarten Readiness Assessment)

                                      *Test Window/Date:

    August 20, 2019-October 4, 2019      Uploaded by:  October 9, 2019

    *More information can be found on the State Department of Education’s website under Instruction. Then click on Early Learning and Literacy: https://ed.sc.gov

    South Carolina Read to Succeed:  https://ed.sc.gov/instruction/early-learning-and-literacy/

    Literacy Coaches:  https://ed.sc.gov/instruction/early-learning-and-literacy/

    Summer Reading Camps

    First Steps (in collaboration)

  • Ruby Faison 
    Coordinator of Early Childhood
    500 N. Academy Street, Building D
    Kingstree, SC 29556  

    Phone: 843-355-5571 ext. 6177 

    Rochelle C. Gamble
    Early Learning Specialist

    Phone: 843-355-5571 ext. 6117

    Elizabeth M. McCray
    Executive Administrative Specialist

    Phone: 843-355-5571 ext. 6109