• 2023-2024 Prekindergarten Registration

    Registration will open in early 2023 for the 2023-2024 school year. Space is limited, so don't wait! Sign up for our mailing list (click here) to be notified when registration opens.


    Registration Steps


    Links to applications & updated information will be available in early 2023. The information below is subject to change.

    1. View a live or recorded parent information session and complete the survey
    2. Complete the Pre-K Application online.
    3. Complete the New Student Registration online (choose 2023-2024 school year)
    4. Submit all required documents to the office of school readiness (via 4k@richlandone.org or by visiting the office)
      • Birth Certificate
      • Proof of Income (Medicaid card or most recent pay stub)
      • Any additional forms or documents that may be requested
    5. Complete the DIAL-4 Screening

    If your child is accepted into the program, submit the following documents to your placement school:

    • Immunization record (on SCDHEC form)
    • Proof of residence (a mortgage or lease and one utility bill, or shared housing packet if applicable)
    • Any additional forms or documents that may be requested

    Special Note: If you are not the mother listed on the birth certificate, you may be required to obtain Educational Rights. Please visit the Registrar's Office website (click here) for more information.


    Important Dates


    • If all registration steps, including the DIAL-4 screening, are not complete by August 1, 2023, we cannot guarantee your child will start school on time.
    • Registration will open in early 2023 for the 2023-2024 school year. Sign up for our mailing list (click here) to be notified when registration opens.

    *Montessori, Language Immersion, and the Carolina School for Inquiry have separate application processes. Please contact those departments for more information.*


    After OSRPP registration steps are completed


    NOTIFICATION of ACCEPTANCE

    • The Office of School Readiness will review all submitted documents and applications for completion and will request immediate receipt of missing documents if needed. 
    • Once all OSRPP required documents have been received and the application is complete, parents will be notified via email if their child has been accepted into a program or placed on a waiting list. If a child has not been accepted and he/she is placed on a waiting list, a parent will be contacted should an open spot become available.
    • Once an acceptance email is received, there are additional required documents to submit to your child's placement school which include:
      • Immunization record (on SCDHEC form)
      • Proof of residence (a mortgage or lease and one utility bill, or shared housing packet if applicable)
      • Any additional forms or documents that may be requested

    RETURNING STUDENTS
    (Attended 3K program in Richland One & registering for 4K program)

    • Students who attended the 3K program for the previous year (2023-2024), will have a simplified process for 4K registration.
    • Students will return to their ZONED SCHOOLS for 4K unless otherwise specified. Where your child attended 3K may not be your zoned school. Please use the school zone locator (click here) to check.
    • To register as a returning student:
      • Complete the Returning Student Enrollment Verification through the Registrar's Office (opens in March 2023)