What is Georgia Pre-K Week?

In 1992, Governor Zell Miller launched a pilot program called Georgia’s Pre-K. At the time, the educational program served 750 four-year-olds in the state. Now, 29 years later, the lottery-funded program has laid a solid foundation for academic excellence and future success in the lives of more than 1.6 million children. Georgia’s Pre-K is a voluntary, free program available to all of Georgia’s four-year-olds regardless of parental income, and continues to be nationally-recognized for its success.

However, in 2010, the Georgia Legislature nearly cut the program due to funding constraints. That’s when Voices for Georgia’s Children, along with partner organizations like Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, responded by launching Georgia Pre-K Week in 2011. The goal is to emphasize the importance of quality early childhood education by providing opportunities for leaders to engage with Pre-K classrooms in their local communities.

2021 Pre-K Week

This year’s annual celebration of early learning will take place October 4-8, 2021. Check back soon for additional information, activities, and resources!

Continue scrolling for highlights and more information on last year’s Georgia Pre-K Week 2020 – the 10th anniversary of this event!

Questions? Email info@gaprekweek.com.

2020 Pre-K Week

Last year’s annual celebration of early learning looked a lot different. A global pandemic forced this traditionally in-person event to go completely virtual! However, Georgia’s lawmakers, local leaders, and celebrities engaged with Pre-K students, teachers, and parents like never before. Check it out by clicking the button below!

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