Pre-K

BRIGHT FROM THE START: GEORGIA’S PRE-K PROGRAM


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What is Georgia's Pre-K Program?

Georgia's Pre-K Program is a lottery funded educational program for Georgia's four year olds to prepare children for Kindergarten.


Who is eligible for Georgia's Pre-K Program?

Children four years of age on September 1 of the current school year who are Georgia residents and live in Catoosa County 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.


Where are Catoosa’s Pre-K classes located?

Catoosa County Public Schools has 13 pre-k classes, which are located at the following schools:


What is the enrollment procedure?

***UPDATE***
Due to the extended closure the registration for Georgia Pre-K and the Pre-K Drawing has been rescheduled. Pre-K registration will be from April 6 - April 17, 2020. The new date for the Georgia Pre-K Lottery Drawing will be May 5, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.



Beginning February 27 through March 25, 2020, parents of 4-year old children who live in Catoosa County may enter their child's name in the drawing for the lottery-funded Georgia Pre-K classes.

A public drawing to award available Pre-K assignments will be held at the Catoosa County Board of Education Office located at 307 Cleveland Street, Ringgold, Georgia, on Tuesday April 28, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Applicants, parents and/or guardians do not need to be present for the drawing but are welcome to attend.

Parents or legal guardians who would like to have their child's name entered in the drawing must complete and return a Request for Enrollment Form between February 27 and March 25. Any request received after March 25, 2020 will be placed on the school system's waiting list after the lottery drawing is completed.

The Request for Enrollment Form will be available at all primary and elementary schools in Catoosa County (8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) and may also be completed at the Student Enrollment Center, 108 High Street, Ringgold, Georgia, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, between February 27 - March 25, 2020.

Pre-K enrollment is open and nondiscriminatory, based on a public lottery among those eligible to participate. Children will not be denied participation on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability.


Resources

The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning offers additional information related to the Georgia Pre-K program. You can find a link to that website here


MEET OUR TEAM



GINA HAYNES

Pre-K Coordinator

ghaynes@catoosa.k12.ga.us


CHERI ELLIOTT

Administrative Assistant

celliott@catoosa.k12.ga.us

(706) 965 - 6067

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