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Carolina Kids Child Development Center, Rock Hill offers nurturing child care and quality preschool programming for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. We make the most of your child’s first educational experiences through a skill-based approach that is proven to prepare young minds for success in kindergarten. Our proprietary curriculum and dedicated teachers work in harmony to create personalized learning experiences for every child in our care. And, as elementary schools are altering schedules, we are here to serve your needs and the needs of your school-aged children with enhanced programs to help with virtual learning sessions and more.

Our Preschool’s Programs

Kind Child

Kind Child Program LogoKind Child is a program that helps us focus on the social and emotional well-being of every student. We want our children to feel at home and welcome at our preschool and Kind Child is the component of our monthly curriculum that encourages social and emotional development. Our teachers focus on new skills every month and introduce a valuable character trait such as a Positive Self-Image, Thankfulness, and Respect every two months.

Ascend Curriculum

If you’re actively searching for a new daycare center or preschool, you’ve probably seen a number of approaches to early education. Most of our competitors either don’t have a curriculum, have a curriculum that is very rigid and scheduled, or have a curriculum that is theme-based or all play.

Ascend Curriculum LogoOur Ascend Curriculum is unique because it is skill-based and effectively balances play and structure. We want your child’s first educational experiences to be engaging, challenging, and fun so they naturally develop a love of learning. Our skill-based approach allows us to modify educational activities to the needs, interests, and current skill level of each child and we progressively build skill sets across nine subjects every month. Important skills are taught in every program and fine-tuned just before kindergarten in Kindergarten Club.

School-Age Program

Need an After School program for your elementary student? Our After School students love having their own space away from our preschoolers in our separate school age building. After School students enjoy an afternoon with friends and get help with homework.

We provide transportation from the following elementary schools: Ebinport, Finley Road, Hunter Street, India Hook, Mount Gallant, Old Pointe, Richmond Drive, Riverwalk Academy, Rosewood, Sunset Park, and York Road. And, as elementary schools are altering schedules, we are here to serve your needs and the needs of your school-aged children with enhanced programs to help with virtual learning sessions and more.

Our Team

Mandy Cooper

Mandy Cooper

School Director

Mandy enjoys reading, walking and spending time with her family. She has worked in child care for over 18 years. Mandy has worked at Carolina Kids since 1998. She is inspired by great staff that help the children grow and develop. She enjoys building lasting relationships with staff and families.

Sheila Norman

Sheila Norman


Sheila enjoys jewelry making, scrapbooking, painting and gardening. She has worked in child care for 21 years. Sheila has worked at Carolina Kids since June 2000. Sheila loves to sing songs and talk about the Bible with children. She also loves to paint and glue and make messes. She says there is nothing better than a good, deep, belly laugh.

Reviews from Parents

4.8 Rating based on 113 Reviews
C. Mcmullen • Google
April 08, 2021
Pay close attention to how minority staff and children are treated. Please reconsider enrolling Black children in this facility. They will not be treated fairly, and management will let it happen.
Amanda Gallagher • Facebook
March 30, 2021
My daughter has been attending Carolina Kids since she was 3 months old and every step of the way the teachers and admin have been exceptional. The love and care she and other children receive is amazing and comforting. Additionally, she is learning so well and I’m very thankful!
Olivia Taylor • Facebook
March 30, 2021
My kids have done exceptionally well here!! The teachers and staff are amazing. My children have been here for almost 2 years now and I have watched them flourish!!
Holli Putnam Mitchell • Facebook
March 30, 2021
Both my boys have attended Carolina kids since they were 3 months old and we’ve had a great overall experience. We’ve loved the teachers and how they’ve cared for our kids while they have been there.

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