4K programs are offered at various elementary schools and six child development centers across Greenville County. Children who will be four years old on or before September 1, 2023 are eligible to apply for this free program. Priority for 4K placement is based on risk factors such as academic or developmental needs, low family income, or low parent education level. Parents will have the opportunity to request a 4K classroom location in the application. Completing the application does not guarantee enrollment in Greenville County Schools 4K program. Parents will be notified of application status by April 1, 2023.

The GCS 4K program provides high quality, rigorous instruction in early reading, early math, and social-emotional skills using the SC Early Learning Standards. Students attend 7:45-2:15 each day. The GCS Virtual Program is not available to 4K students.