• Richland One 


    Office of School Readiness and Prekindergarten Programs (OSRPP)
    2638 Two Notch Road, Suite 106
    Columbia, SC 29204
    803-799-9494 (Phone)
    803-799-9492 (Fax)
    4K@richlandone.org

    Rhonda Wiley, Director
    Dr. Kimberly Johnson, Coordinator


    Register NOW for the 2021-2022 School Year!
    *As of October 1, 2021, there are several FULL school 4K programs.   
    Please contact the office for a complete listing of those school programs.*


  • Why Prekindergarten?


    Richland County School District One offers FREE prekindergarten programs for three- and four- year old children. The programs are voluntary and space is limited. 
    The programs provide developmentally-appropriate teaching and learning opportunities for:

    • Social, emotional, and academic awareness and growth;
    • Play, collaboration, and exploration;
    • Cognitive, physical, and emotional development using a viable curriculum; and
    • Certified and passionate educators who are dedicated to their craft and overseeing
      the success of young children.

    3K Program

    • A child must be three years of age by September 1, 2021.
    • The program is offered only at Gadsden Elementary.
    • Richland One families will need to provide transportation if accepted into the program.

    4K Program

    • A child must be four years of age by September 1, 2021.
    • The program is offered through your child’s zoned school (see school list for details).

    Additional Information


    Pre-K Brochure English
    Pre-K Brochure Spanish  
    Registration 2021-2022 School Year
    Parent Information Sessions
    Frequently Asked Questions