GA Pre-K Program

Welcome to the
Dawson County Schools Pre-K Program!

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 * The registration window for the 2022-2023 lottery has closed. If you would like to place your child on the waitlist, please click the link, highlighted below. 

 Pre-K Waitlist Request

View Orientation Here


For the 2022-2023 School Year:

1.  The registration window will open March 1, 2022 and will close on March 14, 2022. To register, click on the "Registration Request Form" link highlighted below.


Registration Request Form (link will go live at 8 am on Tuesday, March 1 and it will remain open until 4 pm on March 14). 


2. Pre-K enrollment will be based on a lottery system. The lottery will take place on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. 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 process and set up a registration appointment with the registrar and Pre-K Director to complete this process.
  • Those students who are not selected in the lottery drawing or who register after March 14, 2022 will be placed on the waiting list. 

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

1. Proof of Dawson County residency (current mortgage payment information, lease agreement or 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).  

2. Child's birth certificate

3. Child's social security card

4. 3231 Immunization Form (or notarized religious waiver)

5. 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 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
2 at Robinson Elementary School

Dawson County Schools Pre-K Staff:

Christine Pittman, Pre-K Director
[email protected]

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 Dunigan, 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

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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