To help 4K CERDEP providers offer arts-integrated experiences for students alongside professional learning opportunities for teachers to use the arts to increase kindergarten readiness.
S.C. First Steps & S.C. Dept. of Education Childhood Early Reading and Development Education Program (CERDEP) 4K providers
Up to $2,000 per fiscal year
1:3 (grantee:SCAC); no match for qualifying providers (see note)
These grants help CERDEP preschool providers offer arts-integrated experiences for students and professional learning opportunities for teachers to use the arts to increase kindergarten readiness.
Projects may be considered to increase kindergarten readiness by:
Although there is not one singular definition for arts integration, the SCAC finds that the Kennedy’s Center’s comprehensive definition of Arts Integration is a worthy model. To read more how their definition has evolved, please visit their website and read “What is Arts Integration?”
Grant guidelines are subject to change until the application opens.
Applications are accepted through our grants portal, which uses the Foundant platform.
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