The Richmond County School System has 55 Georgia Lottery funded Pre-K classes. The Sytem has implemented the Georgia Pre-K program since 1994. The program provides a full instructional day (6.5 hours) to all eligible four year olds (must be 4 years of age on or before September 1) of the current school year. The Big Day Curriculum is used in all classes. At least 95% of the teachers are certified with a degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education or working towards becoming certified.
The Georgia Pre-K Program is available in all elementary schools in the district with the exception of C.T. Walker. The maximum class size is 22 students with the exception of the 10 HeadStart Blended classes. These classes have 20 students each. More information about the Georgia Lottery funded Pre-Kindergarten Program can be found by visiting www.decal.ga.gov.
***Pre-K Registration 2019-2020 is now closed, please continue to visit our website for updates on future registration instructions. For numbers that were selected for a class or wait list, you will receive notification via letter or telephone call of your next steps***
Carolyn D. Perrin
Pre-K Program Manager/Project Director
Children must be four years of age on September 1, 2019, based on acceptable documentation, such as birth certificates, certificates of live birth, passports, official medical documents, legal documents, or official documents from other countries. Only children whose birthdates are from September 2, 2014, through September 1, 2015, are eligible for participation in the 2019-2020 school year. Proof of age eligibility must be on file the day the child begins the Pre-K program. Children who are five years of age on September 1, 2019, and have not attended Georgia’s Pre-K Program as four-year-olds, may enroll in the Pre-K program. Parents and teachers are encouraged to consider the child’s date of birth, physical maturity, emotional maturity, and prior experiences when making the decision to enroll the child in the Pre-K program at age four or age five.
When: February 4, 2019 - March 4, 2019
Complete application online at www.rcboe.org.
(This step must be completed in order for your child to be placed in the lottery drawing)
When: March 11, 2019- April 3, 2019
Mondays & Wednesdays Only 9:00am-4:00pm
Richmond County Board of Education or Willis Foreman Elementary
864 Broad Street 2413 Willis Foreman Road
Augusta, GA 30901 Hephzibah, GA 30815
GLRS- Rooms 110 & 111 Room 110
**Bring all REQUIRED documentation (proof of age and residency) **
Proof of Residency ( 1 required from this section):
- Current lease or mortgage statement
- Current tax statement
- Gas or electric bill showing “current service address”,
- Notarized letter with a copy of a current utility bill to match registration address.
- Current Motor Vehicle Registration
- Current PeachCare Eligibility Document for Child
Proof of Age ( 1 required from this section):
- Certified birth certificate
- Proof of guardianship/adoption
- Legal court documentation on guardianship
Additional documentation, but not required to register:
- Social Security Card
- Form 3300 Certificate of Eye, Ear, Dental and Nutrition Exam
- Form 3231 Certificate of Immunization
**DRIVER'S LICENSES AND CELL PHONE BILLS CANNOT BE USED AS VERIFIED FORMS OF PROOF**
The 2019-2020 Pre-K electronic lottery will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 online. All lottery results will be posted at www.rcboe.org.