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 54 Pre-K classrooms at 37 school sites across the district. The school system continues to serve approximately 1100 Pre-K children each year. Due to a limited number of seats, a lottery process is used as the fairest method of filling classes.