Lexington County School District One offers state-funded and tuition-based general education and preschool programs for four-year-old children.
Parents or guardians of children who are zoned for a Lexington School District One elementary school and are four years old on or before September 1, 2022 may apply to a general education 4-K program. If accepted into a needs-based state-funded preschool program, students do not always attend the same school for which they are zoned. However, we try to place students as close to their attendance area as possible. For example, you may be zoned for Meadow Glen Elementary, but your child may attend a needs-based state-funded preschool program at Oak Grove Elementary for 4-K only.
The 4-K application for 2022-2023 will open at 9:00 am on February 1, 2022 on this website.
The process for acceptance into a state-funded 4-K program can be found here.
The process for acceptance into a tuition-based 4-K program can be found here.
If your child turned four years old on or before September 1, 2021, you can apply for the current school year, 2021-2022, below.
Special Education Preschool Programs
The district also offers special education programs for preschool-aged children with certain academic, developmental, speech, and/or physical needs.
If you have concerns about your child's attention, speech, language, thinking skills, play skills, and/or behavior, you can call 803-821-1101 to make an appointment for a developmental screening. A developmental screening is a brief, family-friendly process that helps parents get answers to questions and concerns about their child's overall development and helps them access resources, services, and strategies that are available to support their child.
The Parenting Center serves families with preschool aged children that are zoned to attend one of our schools. The Parenting Center uses a nationally-certified, evidence-based curriculum, Parents as Teachers, that is designed to serve parents of children at various age levels: prenatal through age 5. For more information about the program, visit this website or call 803-821-1365.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ATTENDING A LEXINGTON DISTRICT ONE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM?
Play-based Curriculum That Complements 5-year-old Kindergarten
Instruction Aligned with the State Standards