The majority of our guests in 2023 celebrated Pre-K Week in-person, but from some, we had virtual participation! We sincerely appreciate all of those who took the time to honor Georgia’s Pre-K Program, whether out in the community or right here on our screens. Happy #GaPreKWeek!

Welcome to Georgia Pre-K Week 2023!

Known for his exceptionally fun and skillful storytelling Uncle Ian Aurora wrote this year’s official Pre-K Book selection, “Cheer! A Book to Celebrate Community”.

He’s here to read with us and share special message for all Georgia Pre-K students as we kick off Georgia Pre-K Week 2023!


Governor Brian Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp join us with a special message to kick-off Georgia Pre-K Week 2023 and to read “My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World” by Superbowl Champion, children’s author, and literacy advocate, Malcom Mitchell.


Join Department of Early Care and Learning Commissioner Amy Jacobs and Nutrition & Physical Activity Supervisor Diana Myers on their cooking show as they celebrate Georgia Pre-K Week and Farm to School Month by making a Rainbow Wrap! And don’t miss CALi, our beloved DECAL mascot, in her debut cooking appearance!

Want to make your own Rainbow Wrap? Click here for the instructions thanks to our friends at Small Bites Adventure Club! 

Join United States Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock in celebrating the amazing teachers, staff, leaders, and especially pre-k students as we kick-off Georgia Pre-K Week 2023! 

Additional Resources

“DECAL Download” Podcast
Episode 47 – Georgia Pre-K Week 2023

From the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning:
This year DECAL and Voices for Georgia’s Children are celebrating the 13th Annual Georgia’s Pre-K Week, October 2-6, 2023…our 31st year offering Pre-K to students and families here in Georgia. Joining us to talk about Georgia Pre-K Week is Dr. Caitlin Dooley and State Representative Teri Anulewicz (District 47-Smyrna).

Check out this resource for reading to children from The Atlanta Speech School with special guest, Malcom Mitchell! This video is a great overview of tips and tricks when reading to small children in a classroom setting. 

Special Guests:

Check out these videos from special guests! Whether it’s a brief message for Georgia’s Pre-K or a virtual storytime — these local leaders have created something just for you!

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