The Georgia Prekindergarten Program was established in 1993 to provide Georgia's four-year-old children with high-quality preschool experiences. The goal of every Georgia Prekindergarten classroom is to provide our young children with the learning experiences they need in order to succeed in kindergarten.
How do Children Benefit from Participating in the Program?
The Georgia Prekindergarten Program prepares children for school by providing an opportunity for them to develop school readiness skills in an environment that encourages them to have fun while learning. Participation in the preschool program helps children develop pre-academic and social skills that will help them in their educational career. An evaluation by Georgia State University found that children who attended prekindergarten received higher academic and social ratings by their prekindergarten teachers and had better kindergarten attendance than children who did not attend preschool programs. Other studies have also shown that children who enter kindergarten ready to learn are much more likely to succeed in school.
A child must be four years of age on September 1, to enroll in prekindergarten during that school year. The Program is voluntary for both families and communities.
The S.T.A.R.S. Preschool Center is located in Cassville, Georgia There are 20 children per class with one teacher and one teacher assistant.
Students may be registered at the school of their parent's choice, as long they are Bartow County residents. Please bring a certified copy of the birth certificate, a copy of the child's social security number and, current shot record on the appropriate Georgia form (3231). This form may be obtained from the Health Department.
Bartow County Pre-K classes uses the High Scope Curriculum.
Suggested activities for children participating in the Georgia Prekindergarten Program are as follows:
What can I do as a Parent to Help with my Child's Educational Experience?
How do I obtain Additional Information?
Additional information about the Georgia Prekindergarten Program is available through the World Wide Web at
. Specific information about the program and a number of "Best Practice" lessons containing skills and activities in language and literacy, math, science concepts, and art are available so that you can easily share valuable learning experiences with your child.