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Registration art
Southside Early Childhood Center will hold pre-registration
 for 4-year-old and 5-year-old kindergarten on
Tuesday, April 24th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The child(ren) does NOT need to be present.

The materials needed to register a child include:
   >Proof of residency

  • Proof of residency includes a current written document such as an electric or gas bill, water bill, tax notice for current residence, cable bill, etc. (in the parent's name), that contains a street address. A cell phone bill CANNOT be used as proof of residency. If the bill is not in the parent's name, please get a certification of residence form from the main office before you register.

   > Proof of income/S.C. Healthy Connection Medicaid Card (for 4K only)
   > Immunization Record
   > Birth Certificate

A 4K registration slot will not be reserved for a child without documented proof of residence and proof of income. Available 4K slots are limited, and preference is given to those students whose family meets state income requirements.

Please allow approximately 40 minutes to complete the registration process.

For more information about Southside’s pre-registration,
please contact the school at 843-857-3310

100 days
The 100th Day of school is Monday, February 5th!
Check out the SECC FaceBook page for images of our 100th day parade!

Thank you to authors (and USC alumni)
Preston Thorne and Langston Moore
for sharing #JustaChicken with our students!  
USC authorsJustaChicken book cover




2017-2018 Teacher of the Year

                                 CONGRATULATIONS to Mrs. Rachel Marino

our 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year!!! 

This honor has been well-earned by

Mrs. Marino and we really appreciate her

hard-work and dedication to our students, staff, and parents!

At Southside Early Childhood Center,
 children thrive in a high support environment as they explore their individuality and creativity. Southside Early Childhood Center faculty and staff members are dedicated to encouraging the emerging young talents of our future. We are committed to promoting the fullest development of our students in mind, body and heart.



Southside Early Childhood Center
is one of the few early childhood centers in the state. We have highly trained and certified teachers who service 3, 4, and 5 year olds. Southside Early Childhood Center is committed to preparing students for success in  the 21st century.  One of the accomplishments we are most proud of is being a school accredited by NAEYC which is the National Association for the Education of Young Children.  Here at Southside Early Childhood Center, we strive daily to implement developmentally appropriate practice for all of the students we serve.

Welcome to our website. We hope that in browsing our site
 you get a sense of what a Southside Early Childhood Center
experience is all about.

Comer Survey

“Please share your thoughts on your experiences as a parent at Southside, a Comer school. We'd like to know what you think, and we will use your ideas to create new programs for Hartsville students. Use the link below to access survey. If the link does not open in your web browser, please copy and paste it in the browser address bar.”  Thank you!

Link for survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1p-SWZKqup0bklTNneiFrdzKkVM1cC761NCL3YD8nc88/viewform

Please contact us Monday -Friday at 843-857-3310
Fax Number - 843-857-3315

Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 15
Parent Teacher Conf.
Sign-up in advance

Friday, February 16
Regular School Day

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