Pre-Kindergarten Program Guidelines

  • Students in the Bright from the Start Georgia's Pre-K Program must be 4 years of age on or before September 1, 2025. Pre-K registration takes place at individual schools.

    Please make sure you bring the necessary documentation to register your child:

    1. Child’s birth certificate (must be 4 years of age on or before September 1, 2025)
    2. Parent ID
    3. Current electric bill
    4. Current signed lease or property tax bill or signed closing settlement statement

    Program Guidelines for the 2024-25 School Year:

    • Each class will be comprised of 20 students.
    • Due to a limited number of available openings at each school, there are no transfers or special permission opportunities for Pre-K students, including employees’ children.
    • Children who are on the waiting list or who register after the drawing will be notified of an opening in the order in which they were added to the waiting list. A waiting list form must be completed by the parent/guardian.
    • Each class has a full-time certified teacher and paraprofessional.
    • Pre-K students will attend school the same number of days as K-12 students. The school day is from 7:40am - 2:25pm.
    • Good attendance and punctuality are required.
    • Pre-K students are provided bus transportation.
    • There are no before or after-school programs for Pre-K students.
    • Parents/guardians are expected to volunteer in the classroom, attend field trips, and participate in activities at home, such as reading to their child and completing provided activities.
    • The state requires that parents attend two conferences.
    • Affidavits must prove residency as of July 1st and may be subject to a home visit verification.

    For additional information, please contact your child’s school or Angie Southers at or 770-460-3535 ext 1037.