RN Beck CDC
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RN Beck CDC
1001 West Sumter St
Florence, SC 29501
Director of Readiness
Dr. Catherine Sanderson
MISSION STATEMENT: In a diverse and inclusive community, RN Beck Childhood Development Center prepares and inspires students to lead authentic, purposeful lives through play, movement, and social-emotional learning.
SCHOOL BELIEF: The staff at RN Beck Childhood Development Center believes that children learn best through a creative environment, education in social-emotional skills, opportunities to engage in play and movement, and participation in a diverse community.
- we see our students joyfully reaching their potential.
- we see our school thriving as an excellent, diverse, inclusive, and connected community.
- we see our staff partnering with parents and caregivers to provide quality care and meaningful learning experiences.
- we see our world made more hopeful because of the RN Beck Childhood Development Center community.
Purpose: To engage children in stimulating experiences beginning the pathway for future success and life-long learning.
Grades: 3 and 4 year old preschool students
Enrollment: approximately 150 Average class size: 20
Programs and Incentives
All teachers are state-certified.
RN Beck offers High Scope Curriculum and the Montessori Early Childhood Curriculum.
General education 4K classrooms follow Handwriting without Tears and/or Orton-Gillingham.The Conscious Discipline model by Becky Bailey is followed which allows for an alternate approach to discipline.
Exceptional education students are also served in the center and utilize the STAR (Strategies for Teaching through Autism Research) Curriculum.
Special programs include developmentally delayed/Autism preschool, physical therapy, and inclusion-based occupational therapy and speech therapy.
A 4K Transition Program helps prepare exceptional students who are not ready for kindergarten.
The school features a Sensory Room in which children having difficulty adjusting to the school environment can build the skills they need to be successful.
The playground is inclusive and handicapped accessible.
The Parenting Education Program is affiliated with Parent Child Plus; it is made up of parenting educators who engage with students to improve their social-emotional skills. These educators work with students at school as well as virtually.
Afterschool Extended Day Academy (EDA) is an option for parents and is available following school's dismissal at 2:15pm until either 4:30pm or 6:00pm. This provides academic enrichment for the students.
A relationship exists with Francis Marion University and their interns majoring in counseling and psychology. These interns visit RN Beck and work with students.
Breakfast and lunch are both served as family-style dining in the classrooms.
An open-door policy exists for parents and visitors.
The school employs a full-time, registered nurse with extensive early childhood experience.
2022-23 School Year
Early Learning Improvement Council Members:
Kari Branch, Parent
Mahogany Giles, Parent
Matthew Peake, Parent
Temple Robinson, Parent
Anna Maria Sebastino, Parent
Monifa Wallace, Parent
Shayna Wrighten, Parent
Sherridan Parrott-Parent/F1S Teacher-Woods Road
Maegan Mattis-Teacher-RN Beck
Debbie Hyler, community representative
Samantha Parker Murray, community representative
Tifani Merritt-Center Manager--Woods Road
Dr. Catherine Sanderson, Director of School Readiness
- Lacey Boswell
- Paige Desmarais
- Renee Ford
- Lisa Groome
- Tracie Hobbs
- Meredith Howell
- Mitzi Jones
- Maegan Mattis
- Polly Price
- Tsahai Russell
- Amanda Shealy
- Celeste Springs
- Machelle Young
- Teri Anderson
- Geneva Cottingham
- Crystal Davis
- Mary Frederiksen
- Davis Groome
- Gabriella Hines
- Julia Hyler
- Sandra James
- Sherry James
- Mary Lee
- Annette Mack
- Rosezina McCrae-Felder
- Cassandra McQueen
- Ekaterina Prokofyeva
- Diane Stackhouse
- Marcela Villela-Granill
- Alma Williams
RN Beck Staff
- RN BECK
- Eleanor Ford
- Pam Martin
- Faye Munn
- Dr. Catherine Sanderson
- Steven Simmons
- Dr. Kami Smith
- Nurse Lorraine Smith
- Terri White Merchant