In Monroe County Schools, we are proud to be a part of Georgia’s lottery-funded Pre-K education program.  We offer 3 Pre-K classes at each of our elementary schools (Thomas G. Scott Elementary, Katherine B. Sutton Elementary, and Samuel E. Hubbard Elementary) serving a total of 198 students.  

The Center for Public Education reports, “There is strong evidence showing that young children who participate in high-quality pre-k programs enter school more ready to learn than their peers. The national Early Childhood Longitudinal Study—Kindergarten Cohort shows that students who attended a pre-k program scored higher on reading and math tests than children receiving parental care. Students who attended a child care center or other preschool program also showed gains, although former pre-k students exhibited the greatest achievement.” (

"Not only will your child be loved and cared for, but they will acquire important skills needed to be successful in kindergarten."--Jennifer Hall, K.B. Sutton Elementary Pre-K Teacher

“As a Pre-K teacher, I have the opportunity to teach children fundamental academic principles through play and with differentiated instruction to meet the child's individual needs. It is my goal that each student leaves Pre-K, "Kindergarten Ready" with a LOVE for school and learning!”--Kim Winters, T. G. Scott Elementary Pre-K Teacher

Georgia's Bright From The Start Pre-K program is turning 25! To celebrate, Coy Bowles of the Zac Brown Band has written a children's book titled, "Behind Your Little Red Door". Teachers were given the opportunity to submit a creative 1 minute video, based only on the title and cover of the book. Two classes in the state will win a visit from Coy Bowles to read to their class! My kiddos this year have the BIGGEST imaginations and make every single day an absolute blast! So in honor of Georgia's Pre-K program turning 25, here is a glimpse of what is "Behind OUR Little Red Door"!


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