GA Pre-K Program

Welcome to the
Dawson County Schools Pre-K Program!

2019-2020 Pre-K Registration:  

Registration for Pre K for 2019-2020 is currently CLOSED. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, click HERE. 

Illustration Of A Gold Star.png2020 - 2021 Pre-K RegistrationIllustration Of A Gold Star.png


Enrollment for Dawson County Schools GA Pre-K will be based upon a lottery system, as specified in the operating guidelines from Bright from the Start. *It will not be first come, first served as it has been in the past*. 

The application window will be open for two weeks:
 Monday, March 2, 2020, starting at 8 am until Friday, March 13, 2020, at 5 pm. During this time, applicants may click the following link to fill out a request for enrollment. 

CLICK HERE TO REQUEST A SPOT FOR GA PRE-K 2020-2021 (link will go live Monday, March 2 at 8 am). 

On Monday, March 16, 2020,  the lottery will take place. 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. You will be required to make a registration appointment and turn in all required documentation to complete your child's enrollment for GA Pre-K 2020-2021. 

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 4 GA Pre-K classes in Dawson County:
2 at Riverview Elementary School and 2 at Kilough Elementary School. 

Dawson County Schools Pre-K Staff:

Lauren Stephenson, 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

Julie Arthur, Pre-K Teacher, RVES
Tabitha Bryant, Pre-K Teacher, RVES
Lori Ellis, Pre-K Assistant, RVES
Hope Spence, Pre-K Assistant, RVES

Jill Hobbs, 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

Tiger PREP  (Students with Disabilities)