Pre-K FAQs


Q: What are the age requirements to enroll in Georgia’s Pre-K Program?
A: A student must be four years of age on or before Sept. 1 of the enrolling school year.

Q: Are five-year-olds eligible for WCSD's Pre-K Program?
A: The WCSD Pre-K program only serves children who turn four on or before Sept 1. Children who turn five on or before Sept. 1 will need to register for kindergarten. Pre-K is an optional program, and students are not required to complete Pre-K before kindergarten.

Q: What is considered acceptable documentation for proof of age?
A: A certified birth certificate is preferred. If you do not have a certified birth certificate, please contact our Student Services Department for assistance at (770) 266-4510.

Q: What is acceptable documentation for proof of residency?
A: Click here for a complete list of documents accepted for proof of residency. If you do not own your home, do not have a lease or rental agreement, or currently have students in the WCSD school system attending through an affidavit, then you will be required to go through the WCSD Student Services Department to complete a residency affidavit. Please contact Student Services at (770) 266-4510 for additional information.

Q: Where can I get the forms for immunization (3231) and the Eye, Ear, and Dental (3300)?
A: Information on the immunization form (3231) can be found on our website under the Student Services Department or by clicking here. The Eye, Ear and Dental form (3300) can be obtained through your physician or the Health Department. For additional assistance, please contact our Student Services Department at (770) 266-4510.

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 Quick Links) and bring the form 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 day throughout the school year. Children can be unenrolled for being chronically tardy in the morning or being picked up prior to the end of the instructional day.

Q: What is the attendance policy for pre-k?
A: Regular and consistent pre-kindergarten attendance is required. If your student is absent more than two days per month without medical or other reasonable explanation and/or departs early or arrives late more than once a week, your student can be removed from the program.

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 at the bottom of our pre-k webpage or by calling 1-888-4GA-PREK or (404) 656-5957.

Q: When will Pre-K Registration be held?
A: Each year, the Walton County School District conducts an electronic lottery-style drawing process in mid-February.

Q: If my child does not initially receive a seat with WCSD, can I register or accept a Pre-K seat for my child with another provider in Walton County and still be on the WCSD waiting list?
A: Yes.

Pre-K Contact

Nicole Becker
[email protected]
(770) 266-4482
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