For over 20 years, we've been helping to provide free Pre-K to Georgia's four-year-olds.

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Over 80,000 eligible four-year-olds are enrolled in Georgia's Pre-K Program. To find a Pre-K location near you, use the search function below.

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Background

Georgia’s Pre-K Program has grown from serving a few hundred children in 1992 to being one of the most successful Pre-K programs in the country. The program has now served over one million children in a voluntary, universal, lottery-funded program.

Georgia's Pre-K Program is free for all eligible four-year-old children regardless of family income. Pre-K programs usually operate on the local public school system calendar for 6.5 hours a day, 180 days a year.

Georgia's Pre-K Program is different from other Pre-K or preschool programs that a child care provider may offer. Georgia's Pre-K is tuition-free, while other programs generally charge.

Instruction in Georgia’s Pre-K Program

The Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards (GELDS) form the foundation for Pre-K classroom instruction. The GELDS are aligned with Georgia’s Kindergarten Performance Standards to promote a seamless transition from Georgia’s Pre-K to kindergarten. You can learn more about the GELDS here:
http://gelds.decal.ga.gov

Contact

For additional information about Georgia’s Pre-K Program, 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.