Thank you for your interest in the Charleston County School District Head Start/Early Head Start program. Please read all directions and questions carefully and complete step 1 of the application process. You have to reside in Charleston County to apply for CCSD Head Start and Early Head Start program. Applications will not be accepted if you reside in another County. If additional clarification is needed, please call 843-937-7914. When selecting a location preference, please select one (1) school as your choice. Your application will be completed for your first school location preference choice only. If you do not select a school location preference, your application process will be delayed. ***Please note, if you have previously submitted an on line application, you will receive a message informing you that you have an application on file. Please contact 843-937-7914 to obtain information about scheduling an appointment*** **If your child will be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2023, Please do not apply for the 3 year old Head Start program or the Infant and Toddler Early Head Start program. Please visit ccsdschools.com to apply for the Pre-K Child Development Program.**
Please complete all fields.
Please complete all fields. You must live/reside in Charleston County to apply for Head Start or Early Head Start. Proof of your residency is required to complete an application. An example of proof of residency is current utility bill, current Lease or Mortgage.
Click here to find a provider in your area.
Please complete all fields.

Are there other adults in the household?

Add Another Adult
Please complete all fields. If you receive SNAP (formerly referred to as Food Stamps), we will need to have a copy of your SNAP card or approval letter.
Please complete all fields. Your child must be 3 years old by September 1 to apply for Head Start. To apply for Early Head Start, your child must be 6 weeks old to 36 months old. An example of proof of birth is a birth certificate, Insurance Card that documents the child's age.
- Your Address - Available Locations
Click a location on the map to see more info
Click here to find a provider in your area.

Do you want to apply now for another child in your family?

Add Another Applicant

Are there other children in the family?

Add a Sibling
Thank you for your interest in the Charleston County School District Head Start/Early Head Start program. Please remember to select one (1) school location preference (site) and you have to reside in Charleston County to apply for CCSD Head Start and Early Head Start program. Please click submit to complete step 1 of the application process. The Family Advocate or Home Visitor will contact you to set up step 2 of the application process. ***Please note that your application is not finalized until you speak with the Family Advocate or Home Visitor for the eligibility interview*** ***Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the eligibility interview will be conducted via telephone with the Family Advocate or Home Visitor***
Required information is missing, see above.