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    Office of School Readiness and Prekindergarten (OSRPP)

    2638 Two Notch Road, Suite 106
    Columbia, SC 29204

    803-799-9494 (Phone)
    803-799-9292 (fax)

  • Why Pre-K?


    Richland County School District One's Prekindergarten Program Provides:

    • Access to learning opportunities that support social, emotional, and academic success for learners.
    • Opportunities for learning through play and social interactions to develop well-rounded learners.
    • Exposure to a reliable and viable curriculum, supporting a progression of learning that enhances cognitive, physical, social, and emotional domains.
    • Engaging and certified teachers passionate about teaching and learning.

    We offer free PreKindergarten for 3- and 4-year-olds. The program is voluntary, and space is limited.

    3K (3-Year-Olds)

    • Child must be 3 years old by September 1, 2021
    • Only offered at Gadsden Elementary
    • Open to Richland One families able to provide transportation

    4K (4-Year-Olds)

    • Child must be 4 years old by September 1, 2021
    • Offered through your child’s zoned school (see school list for details)


    Pre-K Brochure English

    Pre-K Brochure Spanish