Program Overview, Mission & Vision Statement

Program Overview

PDCAP Head Start/Early Head Start is a Birth to Five School Readiness Program that provides comprehensive child development services in the areas of social, emotional, and physical well-being.


Areas Served

2327 Prosperity Way – Suite 10
Florence, SC 29502

Dillon, Florence, & Marion Counties



(843) 678-3414/Office
(843) 667-4158/Fax

Quality Rating And Improvement System/QRIS

3 Level A Centers

5 Level B Centers


Child Hours

Funded Enrollment: 810

Head Start Program: 742

Early Head Start Program: 68

Home-Based: 20 Center-Based: 48

SC First Steps 4K Program: 20

SC ABC Voucher Program: 46

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m./ M-F

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m./ M-F

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m./M-F

2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m./M-F - HS

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EHS



1. Families MUST meet income guidelines established by the Department of Health & Human Services. 
2. Children MUST be three to five years old for Head Start and Birth to three years old for Early Head Start. 
3. Families MUST live in the service areas.

Head Start Classrooms are staffed with one teacher and one assistant teacher, and volunteer(s) are welcome.  Our ratio is 1:10

Early Head Start classrooms are staffed with two teachers and volunteers.  Our ratio is 1:4.

Total Centers

15 Centers

42/HS Classrooms, 6/EHS Environments, 2/Home-Base, 1/First Steps)

Total Staff

185 (HS/EHS)