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All Visitors and Volunteers MUST check in at the front office with a valid Drivers' License.  If you wish to volunteer, chaperone or attend a school event during school hours, you must be a Darlington County School District approved volunteer.  For more information, please contact your child's teacher or the school office.  We appreciate your time!


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*ALL* DCSD Schools will be closed

  for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school

Please check

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**Online Registration is for NEW students only.  Students already attending Southside Early Childcare Center in our 4K program DO NOT need to register for 5K at this time.  Registration for those students will be held prior to the new school year.  Further details to come this summer.**

Online Registration

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Online registration for traditional 4-year-old kindergarten (4K) and 5-year-old kindergarten (5K) for the 2020-21 school year will be held from May 1 through May 15.

This online registration period will only be for students who are new to the district. Returning students will need to register later in the summer during the district’s normal registration period. Please visit the district’s website at www.dcsdschools.org to get started.

In order to register a child for 4K, the child must be four years old on or before Sept. 1, 2020. A child must turn five years old on or before Sept. 1, 2020, in order to register for 5K.

Please click here to begin registration.

After accessing the registration page, click “Create a New Account” and enter your information. The following documents are required for registration. You can upload documents or you can provide them to the school this summer during normal registration.

• Proof of residency
o A tax notice, a landline telephone bill, a bill for cable service that is connected to the residence or a utility bill such as water, gas, electric, etc. that contains a street address will be accepted.
o A cellphone bill and/or a driver’s license cannot be used as proof of residency.

• Immunization Record

• Birth Certificate

• (For 4K Only) Proof of income or S.C. Healthy Connection Medicaid Card

o Proof of income can include a check stub or income tax return

The S.C. Department of Education created this year an online tool for families to pre-determine if their child is eligible for 4-year-old kindergarten programs in their area: https://bit.ly/2uZUUxo.

A hotline will be set up for each school via telephone support. Hotline hours will be established Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact your zoned school.


Student Food Services Flyer (Updated March 20)


2020-2021 SECC Teacher of the Year


Mrs. Beth Hall-Caulder

our 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year!!! 
This honor has been well-earned by

Mrs. Hall-Caulder and 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.


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.

Teacher of the year
Please contact us Monday - Friday at 843.857.3310
Fax Number 843.857.3315

Upcoming Events

Friday, May 1, 2020 thru 
Friday, May 15, 2020
Online 4K/5K registration 

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