Proof of Residency Process for 2022-2023 School Year

All PK appointment slots are filled. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please call 478-994-2031.  Bright from the Start PK Program is a limited capacity program administered by the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL).


What documentation do I need to register my child for Pre-K?

Information concerning enrollment and residence requirements can be found on the Enrollment Process and Requirements page.


What if there are no remaining seats for Pre-K at the school for which my child is zoned?

Your child's name will be added to a waiting list.  Openings will be filled in the order that completed applications were accepted.  You will be notified as soon as a slot becomes available.  Any children remaining on the waiting list may be offered a slot at one of the other elementary schools if slots are available.  We will continue to place children in the order that completed applications were received.  Parents will be responsible for transportation of their child if an assigned slot in another school zone is accepted.

My child's immunizations expire before school starts.  What do I need to do?

If your child's immunizations will expire after the registration period and before the first day of school, simply obtain an updated immunization form,  Form 3231, from your child's doctor or the Department of Health and return it to the school's Registrar.

I do not have an Eye, Ear, and Dental form for my child.  What do I need to do?

Children enrolling in a Georgia Pre-K Program are required to have a hearing, vision, and dental certificate on file with the school.  Form 3300 can be obtained by your child's doctor or the Department of Health.

Can I make my appointment for registration when I pick up my packet?

The change in the Pre-K registration process was made to become more accommodating to the needs of parents.  In other words, we wanted to prevent parents from feeling the pressure of having to wait in a long line in uncertain weather conditions to register their child.  If appointments were made during packet pick-up, longer lines for packet pick-up will be eminent, dissolving the goals of restructuring the process.  Continued improvement is always being considered.  This includes the appointment scheduling process.

Does the System Registrar call me to make my appointment?

No.  Registration packets are picked up randomly.  Parents will need to call or go on-line to make a registration appointment during the specified dates and times.

 Should I call or visit the board office to make by appointment?

Parents should call or go on-line to make their Pre-K registration appointment.  Visiting the board office to make an appointment slows the scheduling process drastically.  Due to walk-ins, parents are required to remain on hold for lengthy periods of time while the visiting parent's questions are being answered.  Please call or go on-line to make your appointment.  Your questions will be addressed during the scheduled appointment or during school visitation.

 What if I forget about my appointment or lose my confirmation notice?

We will use our automated call-out system to remind parents of their appointment.  However, we must have a valid phone number on file to ensure the call is sent correctly.  Please provide the System Registrar with your contact information.

Will my child be tested for Pre-K?

No.  Pre-K students are not assessed before entering Pre-K.  Assessments are made continually throughout the year on the instructional standards.  The results are shared with parents at the end of each semester.

What supplies will my child need?

No supplies are needed for Pre-K students.  Teachers may request that parents bring a change of clothes to remain at school, and perhaps a sheet to cover the mat used at nap time.  The teachers will communicate with parents which items to bring when school begins.

Is the Pre-K program a full day?

Yes.  School begins at 8:30.  The school day ends at 3:30.

Is after-school care available?

Please contact your child's school of enrollment concerning questions regarding after-school care.

Can my Pre-K child ride the bus?

Yes, transportation services to and from school are available.

What about breakfast and lunch?

Breakfast and lunch are available each day.  Your child may also bring their lunch, if desired.

What are the age requirements for Pre-K?

Students registering for Pre-Kindergarten must be 4 years old on or before September 1st.  If your child is 5 and you want the child to attend the Pre-K Program, the following criteria is required.

  • the child has never attended the Pre-K Program before

  • the child has a late birthday or

  • developmental delays affect the child's readiness for school