2024–2025 Pre-K Registration Information

Pre-K Lottery Registration Information
  •   Registration for the Pre-K Lottery is April 1st–April 22nd

    Pre-K Lottery Registration

     

    Age Requirements

    To be eligible for Georgia's Pre-K program, children must be four years of age on or before September 1, 2024, based on acceptable age documentation. Only children whose birthdates are from September 2, 2019, through September 1, 2020 are eligible for participation in the 2024–2025 school year. Parents are encouraged to consider the child’s date of birth, physical maturity, emotional maturity, and prior experiences when making the decision to enroll a child in the Pre-K program.  


    Proof of Residency (required at the time of registration or on the first day of attendance) 
    Please note: Children must be residents of Georgia.

    • Current mortgage statement/lease agreement 
    • Current utility bill
    • Current vehicle registration
    • Property tax notice
    • Letter from shelter
    • PeachCare eligibility document

    Proof of Age (Required at time of registration or on the first day of attendance)

    • Original birth certificate 
    • Certificate of live birth
    • Passport
    • Official medical documents
    • Legal documents
    • Official documents from other countries

    Other Required Documentation 

    • Social Security Card or Social Security Waiver Form (provided by Bright from the Start)
    • GA Form 3231—Immunization Form (due within the first 30 days of school)
    • GA Form 3300—Eye, Ear, Dental, and Nutrition Screening (due within the first 90 days of school)

     


    Please see the link below regarding the tiered lottery procedure.

     Tiered Pre-K Lottery Procedure

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    Does submitting my application "early" increase my chances of being accepted?

    No. The lottery runs from April 1April 22; everyone who submits an application within that time frame has an equal chance of acceptance.

     

    I have another child that attends the school I am applying for, does this increase the chance of my Pre-K child being accepted? 

    No, having children that already attend the school does not increase your chances.

     

    Can I upload my documents when I apply for the lottery?

    No, you do not need to upload any documents. If your child gets a slot at one of our schools, you will bring the documents to the school during registration.

     

    I applied for the lottery. What are the next steps?

    You will receive an email with next steps by the end of the day on April 29th. If your child is offered a slot, your child's school will call you to set up a registration appointment. Please bring the required documents to your registration appointment. If your child is placed on the waiting list, the school will reach out if a slot becomes available.

     

    My child was accepted into a school. Why have I not heard from the school?

    The school will begin contacting accepted applicants on April 30th. If you have not received a call or email from the school by May 8th, please contact the school directly.

     

    My child was placed on a waiting list. Where am I on the waiting list?

    The waiting lists are maintained at each school and are updated daily. Please contact the school directly for any waitlist questions. When a slot becomes available, the school will contact the next person on the waiting list.

     

    My contact information has changed. How will the school contact me?

    If you applied for the lottery and your contact information has been updated, please contact the school directly.

     

    If my child was placed on a waiting list at one school, can I still register at a different school?

    Yes. Registering at a school does not affect your spot on the waiting list at another school.

     

    Can I place my child on multiple waiting lists?

    Yes. You are able to place your child on multiple waiting lists. 

     

    I did not apply for the Pre-K lottery. Can I still register my child for Pre-K?

    All of our Pre-K sites maintain a waiting list of students who are interested in attending. You will need to contact the school you are interested in directly and request that your child's name be placed on the waiting list. The site will contact you directly if a slot becomes available for your child.