Programs and Enrollment


4K SC First Steps 4 Year-old Kindergarten

The Pawleys Island Civic Club CDC is now accepting 4 Year-old Kindergarten applications for the 2018-2019 school year. Qualifying families pay no tuition.  Students will attend classes for 8 hours per day, five days per week for the entire year, including the summer months.

To qualify , a child MUST be 4 years old on or before September 1st, 2018. They must also be eligible for the free or reduced-price lunch program or Medicaid and live in Georgetown County.  For parents who may not meet these qualifications there are also income guidelines that may allow a child to qualify. There is no registration fee.

For more information or to fill out an application please contact us at (843) 237-4765. For general 4K information you may also call SC First Steps toll free at 1-877-621-0865.

Learning for all ages


Preschool Program

The PICDC also offers a comprehensive preschool program, which serves children from 2 1/2 to 3 years. All classes are conducted in newly renovated classrooms.  The creative curriculum standards are used to implement content-rich developmentally appropriate programs, that support active learning. The children are taught in a relaxed family style atmosphere that also includes meals, a rest period and assistance in the initiation of potty-training.  

Tuition is based on a sliding scale according to the family income. Financial assistance and some scholarships are available. Every teacher employed with PICDC must undergo specialized training and have completed course work specific to children from birth to age five. Staff ratios are excellent, and often exceeds the required guidelines. Our teachers provide a warm and nurturing environment to guide the little ones through the fundamental years.  

how to apply


Enrollment Procedure

The Pawleys Island Child Development Center requires that all children meet the health and safety requirements of the State and of our center. The following information must be presented upon enrollment and as requested at various times during the year:  

  • Immunization Record (DHEC 1128) 
  • Medical Statement 
  • Certification of Hours 
  • Free & Reduced Meal Forms 
  • Permission Slips 
  • Child Release Forms 
  • First Aid & Medical Authorizations 

The Pawleys Island Child Development Center accepts applications Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Parents are encouraged to tour the facility and the classroom their child may be attending. There is a non-refundable application fee due at the time the application is picked-up. Applications are reviewed on a first come first served basis.