Funded by proceeds from the Georgia Lottery, the Pre-K Program prepares 4-year-olds for elementary school. More than half of the state's 4-year-olds attend the program.
- To apply for the Pre-K Program, your child must be 4 years old on September 1.
- Before the first day of the program, make sure to provide the child care center you've chosen with your proof of state residency and your child's age verifying document, such as a birth certificate, passport, green card or pink card.
- Shortly after your child's enrollment, you'll need to submit proof that all immunizations are current (Form 3231) and that hearing, vision, dental and nutrition screenings are up to date (Form 3300). You may request both of these forms from your child's pediatrician or from your local health clinic.
- Not every public school or private child care center houses a Pre-K program, and so spaces are limited to participating centers. Register your child with a center as early as possible. Begin your search for Pre-K Program centers in your area.
Because each Pre-K provider sets its own registration deadline, you'll need to speak directly with the staff at that school or learning center.
Source: Georgia Department of Early Care & Learning. This information was prepared as a public service of the State of Georgia to provide general information, not to advise on any specific legal problem. It is not, and cannot be construed to be, legal advice. If you have questions regarding any matter contained on this page, please speak with the agency that is the source of the information.