GA Pre-K Program

Welcome to the
Dawson County Schools Pre-K Program!

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Registration for the pre-k lottery has ended. If you would like to place your child on the waitlist for the 2024-2025 school year, please click here. (Please note: If your child participated in the lottery & did not receive a spot, they were automatically added to the waitlist and you do not have to complete this form.)


For the 2024-2025 School Year:

1.  The lottery window will open Wednesday, February 14, 2024 and will close on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. Use the form below to enter your child in the lottery.


The lottery entry form (link will go live here at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 and it will remain open until 10:00 AM Tuesday, February 27, 2024). 


2. Pre-K enrollment will be based on a lottery system. The lottery will take place on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. 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. If your child's name is chosen, you will be contacted within 48 hours of the lottery to complete the enrollment process.

 3. If your child receives a spot, you will be required to complete the online enrollment form and set up a registration appointment with the registrar.
  • Those students who are not selected in the lottery drawing or who register after February 27, 2024 will be placed on the waiting list. 

  • Those students that receive a spot, will be required to have the following documents to enroll and secure their spot. 

1. Valid Parent/Guardian photo ID. 2. Two Proofs of Dawson County residency * Proof #1- current mortgage information, lease agreement or property deed. * Proof #2- utility bill in your name at your DC address.  We accept water, electricity, internet, or natural gas bills within the last thirty days. * If you live with someone else and cannot provide this information please contact the registrar directly.  

3. Child's birth certificate

4. Child's social security card

5. 3231 Immunization Form (or notarized religious waiver)

6. 3300 Form (Hearing, Vision, Dental and Nutrition, all parts completed)


You can upload these documents, as a pdf, during online enrollment, or make an appointment to bring them to the registrar.

Information about our Pre-K Programs:
The Dawson County Schools' 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.
We currently have 6 GA Pre-K classes in Dawson County:
2 at Riverview Elementary School
2 at Kilough Elementary School
2 at Robinson Elementary School

Dawson County Schools Pre-K Staff:

Christine Pittman, Pre-K Director
[email protected]

Lynn Hess, Pre-K Teacher, KES
Cheyenne Martin, Pre-K Teacher, KES
Michelle Strickland, Pre-K Assistant, KES
Heather Glass, Pre-K Assistant, KES

Cassandra Dunigan, Pre-K Teacher, RVES
Tabitha Bryant, Pre-K Teacher, RVES
Alexis Sabol, Pre-K Assistant, RVES
Nicole Stamey, Pre-K Assistant, RVES

Torina Walls, Pre-K Teacher, RES
Barbie Thurmond, Pre-K Assistant, RES
Lacy Parish, Pre-K Teacher, RES
Megan Dorris, Pre-K Assistant, RES

Traci Jones, 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)


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