Early Learning Department
Pre-K Prepares Students from the Start
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. This year, we have added a site at Hope-Hill Elementary School. 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 will be published in January 2014.
Come Learn With Us In Pre-K
Pre-K class starts at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. when all students are dismissed.
Daily attendance and punctuality are important to your child's education.
"Every Child is Born a Genius."