The Atlanta Public Schools' Pre-Kindergarten program is funded by the Georgia State Lottery and is governed by Bright from the Start and partners with Head Start at selected locations. The APS Pre-K program is an age appropriate instructional program that prepares students for a successful transition to kindergarten and beyond. Additionally, this nurturing environment addresses students' academic, social and emotional needs while preparing for kindergarten readiness. Our goal is to ensure that all students gain the needed foundational skills to propel them into a successful future.
Atlanta Public Schools has 41 Pre-K classrooms at 34 school sites across the district. The school system continues to serve approximately 850 Pre-K children each year. Due to a limited number of seats, a lottery process is used as the fairest method of filling classes.
Information about the lottery process for the upcoming school year is available on this website and is updated in December of each year.
** All Pre-k Sites and number of classes at each site is tentative and subject to change. Official approval of programs is given in May of each year.
Learn & Play in Pre-K
Pre-Kindergarten builds the strong foundation needed for school readiness and academic success!
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