Georgia’s Pre-K Program launched in 1992 as a small pilot program by Governor Zell Miller. At the time, Georgia’s Pre-K served 750 four-year-old children in the state. Now, 30 years later, the lottery-funded program has laid a solid foundation for academic excellence and future success in the lives of more than 1.8 million children in Georgia.
Georgia’s Pre-K was the nation’s first state-funded universal preschool program for four-year-olds, and is a voluntary, no-cost program. Every four-year-old in Georgia is eligible for Georgia’s Pre-K Program regardless of parental income. The program continues to be nationally recognized for its success.