GA Pre K Program
What You Need
Georgia's Pre-K Program is a lottery funded educational program for Georgia's four-year-olds to prepare children for Kindergarten.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the age requirements to enroll in Georgia’s Pre-K Program?
A child must be age-eligible (four-years-old on September 1) and a Georgia resident. Acceptable proof of age must be on file the day the child begins the Pre-K program.
When will Pre-K Registration be held?
The Precious Ones Preschool conducts GA Pre-K registration during March each year for the upcoming school year. Call the location for exact dates.
What should I bring to registration?
Parents/guardians should bring proof of Georgia residency and age documentation.
How much does it cost to register for Pre-K?
Pre-K providers cannot charge a registration fee for the 6.5 hours instructional day.
What is considered acceptable documents for proof of age?
Examples of acceptable proof of age include: Original/certified birth certificate, passport, green card, pink card, or Federal I-94 card and hospital record of live birth. Immunization forms and Medicaid cards are not acceptable documentation for proof of age.
What is acceptable documentation for proof-of-residency?
Examples of proof of residency include: current lease, current vehicle registration form, letter from shelter, letter from employer if employer provides housing, mortgage documents, property tax notice, homeowner's insurance bill, or current Peach Care eligibility documents and any utility bill listing the residence as the service address. A cell phone bill or a driver’s license is not acceptable proof of residency.
Can I pick up my child early a few days a week?
Georgia’s Pre-K Program operates just like a school classroom. Parents commit to sending their child to school for the complete 6.5 hours day 180 days per year. Children can be dis-enrolled for being chronically tardy in the morning or being picked up prior to the end of the instructional day.
What is "excessive" in regards to the tardy policy?
Chronic tardiness is defined as late arrival or early departure more than once per week.
After School Program
Should a family participating in the Georgia Lottery Pre-K Program have before or after school needs, Precious Ones Preschool offers a quality care and learning extension environment which provides an afternoon snack, enriching activities and experiences which are fun and relaxing. Children participating in this program have the opportunity to continue working on their social skills and explore their interests after the 6.5 hour Pre-K day comes to a close.
Every family at The Precious Ones Preschool completes and submits a qualification form for the food program at enrollment and renews this form with the school annually. For those qualifying for free or reduced lunch, the healthy meals and snacks at school are provided complimentary. For those who do not qualify as free or reduced, there is a nominal food program fee each week for meals and snacks. Families are welcome to pack a lunch and send it from home in lieu of food program participation. All required dietary components (protein, vegetables, fruits, grain, and dairy) must be present and sugary foods/snacks should be avoided. Please see the school directors with questions or for clarification.