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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: YPA, Mt. Gallant, India Hook, Cherry Park, Old Pointe 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 120 Reviews Leave A Review
Megan Torres • Google
We love Carolina Kids! The center is always so clean and the staff is so friendly. My 17 month old loves going to his school! We can tell he is learning so much. Carolina Kids is one of the best!
Laura Mion • Google
My son has been at Carolina Kids since he was 3 months old. During this time, the teachers have cared for him like he was one of their own. They've helped him develop in areas that we needed, and he has truly thrived. He loves going to school, and we love that we can check on him in the App and see pictures/what he's doing/eating. We highly recommend Carolina Kids to anyone looking for childcare!
Erica Marten • Google
Oh the many things I could say about this place. As working in childcare for almost 5 years now, I have never been in such amazing environment. I can’t tell you how blessed I am for being able to work here and not just work here but I also am a parent of a child who goes here. This is our home away from home and I have never been more pleased to call it that. Every employee is so loving to my child and to myself as well. I have had such bad experiences in other daycares of how people spoke to me about how my child acted and what I needed to do as a parent to make it better and these people I saw as my co workers. And now I have came to realize it wasn’t my child, it was the environment I had him in. Since being here at Carolina Kids, he has now been in two rooms and every room he has been in he has matured, grown up, and most of all been loved by each and every teacher. I don’t have to worry every time I drop him off because I know he is in such good hands with his teachers or even the floaters who help out when it’s needed. This place has definitely made not only myself so happy but my child as well and I could not be more thankful that we got placed in this such big amazing family that we call Carolina Kids ❤️
Allyson Deaton • Google
My children are 5 and 2 and have been attending Carolina Kids for the last 3 years and we're still so happy. My oldest started Kindergarten this year and she's super prepared even with the insanity of virtual school, she's thriving all thanks to her teachers at this school. Ms. Loren is AMAZING with juggling all the virtual students! My youngest is also so loved and her tiny personality is treasured, nurtured, and appreciated. Miss Kelly always has a fun hands on learning activity planned and she's clearly thriving from the love not only Kelly has shown her but Ms. Marcia and Ms. Jennifer before that. It truly takes a village (especially in 2020) and I'm so glad the teachers and staff at Carolina Kids are a part of mine!

Carolina Kids Child Development Center

Rock Hill, SC

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