Enrolling in Georgia's Pre-K is easy with the right information.

Overview

Check each section below to see if your child qualifies for Georgia's Pre-K program.

Age Requirements

To participate, children must be four years of age on September 1 of the school year and must be a resident of Georgia. Acceptable proof of age includes birth certificate, passport, hospital record of live birth, legal document, or official document from another country. Acceptable proof of residency includes a current lease, property tax notice, homeowner’s insurance bill, mortgage statement, current vehicle registration form, any utility bill listing the residence as the service address, letter from a shelter or letter from employer, if employer provides housing.

If a child doesn't participate in Pre-K as a four-year-old, they may be eligible to attend the Pre-K Program as a five-year-old. However, programs can deny enrollment to children who are age-eligible for kindergarten. You should check the enrollment policies of your local programs. Children who are six years of age or older on September 1 are not eligible for enrollment in Georgia’s Pre-K Program.

Other Information Needed to Enroll

All children enrolled in Georgia's Pre-K Program need to have a Certificate of Vision, Hearing, Dental and Nutrition Screening (DHR Form 3300) on file within 90 calendar days of program entry. Form 3300 must be signed by a private practitioner or representative of a local Department of Health. Immunizations (DHR Form 3231) must be up to date, or affidavits must be on file within 30 calendar days of program entry.

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Contact

For additional information about eligibility and enrollment, call Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning at 404-656-5957 (toll-free at 1-888-4GA-PREK) and ask for the Pre-K consultant of the day.