4-Year-Old Kindergarten at Aspire Academy
We are thrilled to share our partnership with South Carolina First Steps 4-year-old Kindergarten program at our Columbia Academy. With this partnership, we are able to provide FREE educational services to ten children, in a small-group setting, from our community.
What’s even more exciting is that we provide a year-round program for our 4K students. Our program runs August – July, Monday-Friday from 9:00am – 3:30pm.
Aspire Academy also provides a discounted rate of $35.00 per week for our 4K families who need care before and after the program.
Space is limited to we and we expect those slots to fill up quickly. Call 803-834-5665 today to enroll your four-year-old!
4K Application: Student-Application-2020-2021-1-24-20
Required documents needed to apply: birth certificate, medicaid card or proof of income, two proofs of residence, and SC immunization record.
Call Ms. Sandra Kelly at 803-834-5665 to schedule a time to submit your application. Applications may also be email to her at SandraK@AspireEarlyLearningAcademy.com.
To qualify during the 2020-2021 school year, your child must:
Permanently established by the SC Read to Succeed Act in 2014, the SC Child Early Reading Development and Education Program (CERDEP) provides full-day four-year-old-kindergarten programs in 64 South Carolina school districts. Centers participating in a PILOT program for 2020-2021 may enroll 4K eligible students from the other 17 districts. Enrollment is offered at no cost to eligible children.
If you’re looking for additional information about preschool programs in South Carolina visit PalmettoPreK.org.
To qualify during the 2020 – 2021 school year, your child must:
WHAT IS FIRST STEPS 4K PROGRAM AND HOW DOES IT BENEFIT MY CHILD?
SC First Steps Program is not day care or child care; but rather a full day four year old kindergarten program housed in faith based and private child care settings due to limited space in the districts public schools.
The SC First Steps to School Readiness partners with high-quality private for-profit, private non-profit, and other eligible providers to expend four year old kindergarten programs through the year. Programs will focus on the developmental and learning supports that children must have in order to be ready for school.
Long term gains in: Cognition, knowledge, Social & Independence skills, and motor skills. All of which leads to academic success.
DAYS AND TIMES OF SERVICE:
The 4K First Steps at Aspire Early Learning Academy will operate from 9:00am – 3:30pm. We will also provide students with a full academic year beginning August 19, 2019 and will operate through the summer, provide summer school to all enrolled students until July 31, 2020.
There is no cost to enroll in the full day 4K First Steps program. The 4K program is Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 3:30pm.
If you need before and/or after care, the weekly tuition fee is $35.00, which is submitted to Aspire Early Learning Academy.
Unfortunately, we do not currently provide transportation at this Academy.
West Columbia Academy
1103 B. Avenue
West Columbia, SC 29169
320 South Lake Drive
Lexington, SC 29073
1535 Lorick Avenue
Columbia, SC 29203