Georgia's Pre-K Program is a lottery funded educational program for Georgia's four year olds to prepare
children for Kindergarten.
Children four years of age on September 1 of the current school year who are Georgia residents are eligible
to attend Georgia's Pre-K Program during this school year. Georgia's Pre-K Program is voluntary for families
and for providers.
Because participation in Georgia's Pre-K Program is voluntary for public schools and for private child
development centers, there may not be enough spaces in every community for all four year olds who wish to
participate. Every effort will be made to contract with eligible centers to create enough spaces for children
who want to attend OR to match children with available spaces in other Georgia's Pre-K Program providers in
Pre-K programs usually operate on the regular school system calendar for the length of a typical school day.
Programs may be offered at local public schools or through private providers of preschool services.
Extended day services beyond the 6.5 hour instructional day (before-and-after-school care) may be available.
Parents should contact their pre-kindergarten program provider to learn if these services are offered.
Proof that a child is age eligible and a Georgia resident is required to register for Pre-K. Acceptable
proof-of-age includes birth certificate, passport, hospital record of live birth, green card, pink card, or
Federal I-94 card. Acceptable proof-of-residency includes a lease, utility bill, or letter from a shelter or
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