GA Pre-K Program

Welcome to the
Dawson County Schools Pre-K Program!

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Registration has ended.
Please CLICK HERE to be placed on the waiting list for the 2021-2022 school year. 

If your child has been accepted to one of our Dawson County Schools' Pre-k Programs as part of the lottery process, click HERE to complete the registration process for the 2021-2022 school year.

Each Year, enrollment for Dawson County Schools GA Pre-K is based upon a lottery system, as specified in the operating guidelines from Bright from the Start. Priority will be given to children of Dawson County Schools employees, as well as to students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP). A team of central office staff members will randomly draw names for the remaining Pre-K spots on the day of the lottery.  If your child's name is chosen, you will be contacted within 48 hours of the lottery to complete the enrollment process.

Information about our Pre-K Programs:
The Dawson County School's Pre-K Program is a GA Pre-K program,  funded through the Georgia Lottery and the Dawson County School SystemIt was created to prepare eligible 4-year-old children for Kindergarten. Students must be 4 on or before September 1 and be Dawson County residents to be eligible for Dawson County Pre-K during the current school year. GA Pre-K Programs operate under Bright From The Start: The Department of Early Care and Learning and follow their rules and regulations. Class size is restricted, so space is limited in our Pre-K programs. Enrollment is based on a lottery system. For more information, visit Bright from the Start.

Pre-K programs operate on the Dawson County School System calendar and under the same school day times.
We currently have 5 GA Pre-K classes in Dawson County:
2 at Riverview Elementary School
2 at Kilough Elementary School
1 at Robinson Elementary School

Dawson County Schools Pre-K Staff:

Christine Pittman, Pre-K Director

Lynn Hess, Pre-K Teacher, KES
Ami Phines, Pre-K Teacher, KES
Michelle Strickland, Pre-K Assistant, KES
Callie McNeilly, Pre-K Assistant, KES

Cassandra Dunnigan, Pre-K Teacher, RVES
Tabitha Bryant, Pre-K Teacher, RVES
Alexis Sabol, Pre-K Assistant, RVES
Michelle Blair, Pre-K Assistant, RVES

Torina Walls, Pre-K Teacher, RES
Barbie Thurmond, Pre-K Assistant, RES
Lacy Parish, Pre-K Teacher, RES
Candace Manders, Pre-K Assistant, RES

Hope Spence, Pre-K Special Education Paraprofessional

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Useful Links:
Here are some links that provide more information about our schools, our Pre-K program, and the GA Pre-K program. 


All About GA Pre-K

GA Pre-K Frequently Asked Questions

GA Pre-K Family Handbook 

GELDS (Pre-K Curriculum Standards)

Riverview Elementary School 

Kilough Elementary School

Robinson Elementary School

Tiger PREP  (Students with Disabilities)