Fort Mill School District
2233 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill, SC 29715
P: (803) 548-2527 | F: (803) 547-4696
Transportation: (803) 802-1998

4K Program

Four-Year-Old Half Day Program

The Fort Mill Schools provides a half-day, 4-year old program (4K) for qualifying students. Each class is taught by a certified early childhood teacher and a teacher assistant. The classes are housed at Riverview and Fort Mill Elementary Schools.

The 4K class provides many experiences in motor, language, and concept development. There is much opportunity for music and movement, art expression, reading, and learning through play centers and group times. The Handwriting Without Tears curriculum is used for beginning handwriting along with the Big Day for PreK (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) curriculum will also be used. There is no fee for the program and a snack is provided. Bus transportation is available. The 4K class runs five days a week with a morning and afternoon session of approximately 3 hours each, 180 days of service provided. Twenty children are enrolled in each class.  There is a Family Literacy component to the 4K program which includes home visits, group meetings, and parenting information. Connections to health services and adult education are available for the family.

Children must live in the Fort Mill School District and be four years old on or before Sept. 1 to apply for the program. All children will be screened for motor skills, concept, and language development. Hearing and vision will also be screened. Parents will fill out family information. From this screening, children are selected for our half day four year old program. Space in the 4K classes is limited so the children who demonstrate the most need are given first priority for class placement. There are other preschool classes in the district for children with an identified special need and IEP, and a tuition based 4K program is connected with each high school. For more information on the full day tuition based class, please visit their website. The 4 year old screening will take place April 22 and 23, 2020 at Riverview Elementary School 1300 Spratt Street. Parents should contact us starting April 1 to make an appointment by going to fortmillschools.org or call 803-548-1754. Parents should bring their child, child’s birth certificate, immunization record, and a proof of residency to the screening.

Our 4K classes are full for the 2019-20 school year and we are no longer taking screening appointments. E-mail culpj@fortmillschools.org to be placed on a waiting list.