MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt County Schools’ pre-k registration will be held the week of Feb. 18 at the Colquitt County Board of Education Boardroom (1800 Park Ave.) with the exact registration date dependent on which school the child is being enrolled in.
All interested parents should register for the school they are assigned based on their physical address – unless they have a child already enrolled or are employed at an elementary school.
Registration will be 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, for Doerun, Funston, Okapilco, Stringfellow and Sunset elementary schools.
It will be 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, for Cox, Hamilton, Norman Park, Odom and R.B. Wright elementary schools.
Make-up days will be held 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, and 7:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 21, for those who missed initial registration days or are unsure of your attendance zone.
If you miss the entire registration week, call the pre-K office at 890-6194 to set up an appointment the following week.
The Colquitt County School System also offered these additional instructions:
• Parent/legal guardian must sign-in at the time of registration.
• 21Students with siblings in a Colquitt County elementary school will enroll at the same school. School officials will help verify sibling enrollment using Infinite Campus.
• School system employees may register their child at the school where they are employed. Employee Verification Form must be presented at registration.
• Assignment zone students with no siblings in a Colquitt County elementary schoolmay register on any of the above dates and will be randomly placed by Colquitt County Schools Student Services and Pre-K Department.
• If the number of applicants with verified proof of residency exceeds number of spaces for a site (school), then a random selection (lottery) will be held for that school at the board office.
• Residents living outside of Colquitt County may call the Pre-K office (229) 890-6194 after March 2 and schedule an appointment for registration. Students will be placed on school system waiting list and considered after first day of school. Consideration may be determined earlier if student has a sibling attending a Colquitt County elementary school or there are available seats in a Colquitt County school.
The Colquitt County pre-k program is funded by the Georgia State Lottery and governed by Bright from the Start.
Nick Chastain, director of early learning, stated, “The research is clear – investing in high-quality pre-k and early learning programs has a powerful effect on community economic development and workforce readiness. Our goal is to serve every age-eligible child in Colquitt County and provide every student a positive, life-changing, experience. The teachers and staff in pre-k classrooms work tirelessly to reach every child in their care and foster a lifetime love for learning.”
Each pre-k classroom is staffed with a certified teacher and paraprofessional and uses the same technology found in k-5 classrooms, the school system said. Breakfast/lunch, transportation, school supplies, and field trips are provided at no cost.