Georgia’s Pre-K Program is a state lottery funded educational program for all age eligible four-year-old children in Georgia. The purpose of Georgia’s Pre-K Program is to prepare children for success in Kindergarten and later school years.
To participate, children must be four years of age on or before September 1 of the school year and must be a resident of Georgia. Five-year-old children who have not previously attended the Pre-K program and who have late birthdays or developmental delays that impact their readiness for school may also enroll at the request of their parents.
Proof that a child is age eligible and is a Georgia resident is required to register for Pre-K. Acceptable proof-of-age includes birth certificate, passport, hospital record of live birth, green card, pink card or Federal I-94 card. Acceptable proof-of-residency includes a lease, utility bill or letter from a shelter or employer.
The Augusta University Child Care Center accepts applications for the Georgia Pre-K program each March for the following school year. A lottery is held to shortly after the application dealdine and parents are notified soon after.
2016/2017 School Year
The Augusta University Child Care Center will hold registration for the upcoming 2016-2017 Lottery Funded Pre-K program on March 28th. Applications will be available beginning on March 21st at the Center. Completed applications may be returned to the Center on March 28th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We will conduct a lottery drawing to fill available spots at 4 p.m. The students who are selected will be notified by March 29th. Students not chosen will be put on a waiting list. Eligible children must be four years old by September 1st, and be a Georgia resident (documentation will be required); this program is open to the public. Documentation that is required at registration is a copy of student’s birth certificate, copy of student’s social security card and a utility bill showing Georgia address. If you have any further questions, please contact Ashlynn Scruggs at 706-721-4171.
The Augusta University Child Care Center is a Quality Rated facility and accredited with NAEYC!