Georgia Pre-Kindergarten

Georgia’s Lottery-Funded Program

Georgia’s lottery-funded pre-K grew from Head Start as a result of the No Child Left Behind Act. 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.

pre-K rosebudThis program consists of:

  • Creative curriculum
  • 6.5-hour instructional day
  • 180 school days
  • 22:2 student:teacher ratio

For more information on the Georgia Lottery Funded Pre K Program, please visit their website here or contact us for class availability or to learn more about kindergarten preparatory programs available in your area.

Georgia’s Department of Early Care and Learning defines a child’s readiness for school when:

  • possible health barriers that block learning have been detected
  • suspected physical or mental disabilities have been addressed
  • enthusiasm, curiosity, and persistence toward learning is demonstrated
  • feelings of both self and others are recognized
  • social and interpersonal skills are emerging
  • communication with others is effective
  • early literacy skills are evident
  • a general knowledge about the world, things, places, events, and people has been acquired

Additional Resources

  • There are specific requirements and guidelines that must be followed in order for your child to participate in the lottery-funded program. We encourage you to visit their website and review their frequently asked questions.
  • The state of Georgia provides families with a pre-K handbook filled with information on enrollment, list of documents required, standards, instruction and assessment. You can download their handbook here or visit their website.
  • More details on the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning School Readiness indicators are available on the department’s website.

Kid’s Harbor is fantastic!!!! The teachers and staff are so professional. My daughter just finished pre-k and we loved it so much she is going to attend private Kindergarten! The teachers create a structured environment. I teach elementary school and can’t say enough great things about Kid’s Harbor!

Heidi Taylor