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) and use the Frog Street Excel Pre-K curriculum.

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).

Ready, Set, Pre-K!

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 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. 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 22 students per class.

Any openings that become available in the Pre-K classes will be filled using the waiting list from that school attendance zone. The Pre-K Director will keep documentation on file of the progression of the waiting lists. If your child was not in the BCSS Pre-K Lottery in April, please email Margrette Bailey or call 770-867-4527 Ext. 100133 to provide the information needed to complete a BCSS Pre-K waiting list form. Once that information is provided, Margrette will place your child on the Pre-K waiting list for your child’s elementary school attendance zone.

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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