GA Pre-K Program

Welcome to the
Dawson County Schools Pre-K Program!

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. Children are awarded spots in our Pre-K program on a first come, first serve basis. 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

Katy Tatum, Pre-K Special Education Paraprofessional, RVES and KES

2019-2020 Pre-K Registration:
Do you have a child that will be 4 on or before September 1, 2019 and is a resident of Dawson County? If so, they are eligible for Dawson County School's Pre-K for the 2019-2020 school year! If you are interested in a spot for the 2019-2020 school year, requests will be accepted on March 6, 2019 starting at 8 am. The link will be posted HERE (link will be live that day).  


1.  On March 6, 2019 - log on to the Dawson County Schools website and complete the 2019-2020 Pre-K Request for Registration form (link will go live at 8 am and will be open until 5 pm).

2. Allow 24-48 hours to be notified if your child has received a spot. PRE-K SPOTS ARE FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.

3. Set up a registration appointment to complete the registration process.

4. Complete online registration.

 5. Bring required documents  to the registration appointment. 


Pre-K registration for the 2018-2019 school year is currently closed. Please call 706-216-5812 x. 1912 to be placed on the waiting list.

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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

BRIDGE Program (Students with Disabilities)