Q: What are the age requirements to enroll in Georgia’s Pre-K Program?
A: A child must be age-eligible (four years old on or before Sept. 1) and a Georgia resident.
Q: What is considered acceptable documents for proof of age?
A: A certified birth certificate is required at registration. No other documentation is acceptable at registration.
Q: What is acceptable documentation for proof of residency?
A: Examples of proof of residency include: current lease or a current utility bill. If you live with a family member and the utility bills are not in your name, you are required to fill out and get notarized a proof of residency affidavit (see sidebar). A cell phone bill or a driver’s license are not acceptable proof of residency.
Q: Where can I get the forms for immunization (3231) and the Eye, Ear, and Dental (3300)?
A: A sample of the shot record (3231) and a printable copy of the Eye, Ear, and Dental (3300) can be found under Registration Forms in the Additional Forms section.
Q: Does my child have to have a social security card/number to attend?
A: No, social security cards/numbers are not required to enroll in Georgia’s Pre-K. We request that you bring your child's social security card to registration but you may decline to provide the number. If you decline to provide your child's SSN, please fill out the waiver (see sidebar) and bring it with you to registration.
Q: Can I pick up my child early a few days a week?
A: Georgia’s Pre-K Program operates just like a school classroom. Parents commit to sending their child to school for the complete 6.5 hours day, 180 days per year. Children can be un-enrolled for being chronically tardy in the morning or being picked up prior to the end of the instructional day.
Q: What is “excessive” in regards to the tardy policy?
A: Chronic tardiness is defined as late arrival or early departure more than once per week.
Q: How do I know who offers Pre-K in my area?
A: You may access a site listing for Walton County Pre-K locations by viewing the page below, or by calling 1-888-4GA-PREK or (404) 656-5957.
Q: What should I bring to registration?
A: Parents/guardians should bring proof of Georgia residency (current utility bill) and age (certified birth certificate) documentation. The first page of the registration packet lists required documentation for registration.
Q: When will Pre-K Registration be held?
A: Pre-K Registration for the 2017-18 lottery draw is underway. You may fill out a seat drawing registration form, at the Board of Education through March 6, 2017. Drawing results will be delivered by automated call-out system by March 13, 2017.
Q: If my child does not initially receive a seat with WCSD, can I register or accept a prekindergarten seat for my child with another provider in Walton County and still be on the WCSD waiting list?