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Kindergarten Fast Facts for South Carolina

— State: South Carolina Department of Education
Updated on Dec 19, 2011

 Required Immunizations  Number of Doses
DTP/DT/DtaP 4 doses
Polio 3 doses
MMR 2 doses Measles, 1 dose Rubella and Mumps
Hepatitis B 3 doses
Hepatitis A n/a
Varicella 1 dose

Web Page:  http://meadowfield.rcsd1.org/www/rcsd1_meadowfield/site/hosting/Nurse%20Folder/DHEC%20Immunization.pdf

Kindergarten entry cutoff date:  Sept. 1

Web Page:  http://www.ecs.org/clearinghouse/58/27/5827.htm

More registration information:  Kindergarten FAQs: http://ed.sc.gov/agency/offices/ece/documents/Questionsonwebsitepertinentto5K4.pdf

Webpage, pdf, contact info: 

Community and Parent Services contact: Dr. Aaron Hayes Director Suite 200 3710 Forest Drive Columbia, SC 29204 Tel: 803-734-4796 Fax: 803-734-3525 E-mail: rrdavis@ed.sc.gov

Early Childhood Education contact: Robin McCants, Director 3700 Forest Drive Landmark II Columbia, SC 29204 Tel: 803-734-8477 Fax: 803-734-8343 Email: Robin McCants

Pre-kindergarten?: Yes, on a district level for 4-year-olds with "readiness deficiencies"

Web Page:  d.sc.gov/agency/offices/ece/fouryearolds.htm

http://www.preknow.org//resource/leadershipmatters/southcarolina.cfm

Half-Day Child Development Program; Child Development Education Pilot Program decreased

Expenditure per student:  $8091.00

Web Page: http://ftp2.census.gov/govs/school/06f33pub.pdf

Other information/articles: Community and Parent Services site with links to programs: http://www.ed.sc.gov/agency/Educational-Services/Community-and-Parent-Services/

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