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Pre-K Program

All Barrow County School System (BCSS) Pre-K classes/slots are pending state budget/funding and approval of the BCSS Pre-K Grant Agreement by Bright from the Start, Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning.

The BCSS Georgia Pre-K Program will be located at the nine elementary schools and will follow the Barrow County School System calendar and elementary school hours. Bus transportation will be available.

Pre-K Students with Library Bookmarkers

The BCSS Pre-K classes teach the Bright from the Start GELDS (Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards) and use the Open the World of Learning (OWL) curriculum. You may also visit the Bright from The Start website for more information on the Pre-K program and other resources.

We will have 18 Pre-K classrooms located at the nine elementary schools. All Pre-K students must attend a Pre-K class within their elementary school attendance zone - unless student numbers create a need for a combo class.

The number of Pre-K classes at each elementary school will be determined based on the number of applications taken in the lottery and other factors such as space available, etc. The first 22 students drawn in the lottery from each elementary school attendance zone will be in Pre-K Class A. The next 22 students drawn will be in Pre-K Class B. If there is a need for a class C in that school attendance zone, then the next 22 students drawn will be in Pre-K Class C. The rest of the students drawn in the lottery will establish the order of the waiting list for that school attendance zone. Enrollment is limited to twenty-two students per class. Any openings that become available in the 18 elementary Pre-K classes will be filled using the waiting list from that school attendance zone. The Pre-K Director will keep documentation of the progression of the waiting lists.

Pre-K Contacts

Tonya Royal

Pre-K and Elementary Education Director

Karen Bedford

Pre-K and Pre-School Administrative Assistant