Pre-K Program

All Barrow County School System (BCSS) Pre-K classes 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 Pre-K classes teach the Bright from The Start GELDS (Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards) using the Frog Street Excel Pre-K curriculum, and the Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Curriculum.

Over the Moon for Pre-K

All BCSS Georgia Pre-K Program classes will be at our ten elementary schools. They will follow the BCSS calendar and elementary school hours (7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.). Bus transportation will be available within your child's elementary school zone. Pre-K students must attend class within their elementary attendance zone (unless student numbers create a need for a combo class).

Starting in the 2024-2025 school year, the Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) will reduce the Pre-K Class sizes from 22 students to 20 students per class. The number of Pre-K classes at each school will be determined based on the number of Pre-K Lottery applications and factors such as available space and funding. The Pre-K Classes will be drawn by using one of two ways based on the needs of the school. By drawing class A and Class B (20 students per class) or by drawing 40 students and the school will place the students in their Pre-K Classes.

Pre-K Contacts

Photo of Tonya Royal

Tonya Royal

Pre-K and Elementary Education Director

Margrette Bailey

Margrette Bailey

School Secretary/Registrar

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