Child Early Reading and Development Education Program (CERDEP)
The South Carolina Child Early Reading and Development Education Program (CERDEP) program is available on a voluntary basis for 4-year old children. Anderson School District Five works in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Education to offer CERDEP. As part of the Appropriations Act, the South Carolina General Assembly has continued funding for students who qualify under the established guidelines to be part of the CERDEP program.
The goal of CERDEP is to provide the developmental and learning support that children must have in order to be ready for school. With this voluntary program, parents will have opportunities to participate in parent meetings to gain information that will allow them to support their child’s educational journey. Using research-based instructional practices and ongoing assessment, teachers provide an educational environment that prepares 4-year old children for Kindergarten.