Parents applying for the program must complete a parent survey and the child must complete an academic screener. Students will be randomly selected to determine who will be awarded a seat. The District will award a maximum of 200 seats to 3-year-old students to attend the Early Learning Center. To learn more about this program and how to enroll, please review the frequently asked questions.
To enroll at the Early Learning Center, students must reside within the boundaries of DCSD and be 3-years-old as of September 1, 2023. Families will be placed on a waiting list if more than 200 applications are received for the program. For more information on the DCSD Early Learning Center, please contact Dr. Zack Phillips at 678-676-1200 or Zack_K_Phillips@dekalbschoolsga.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is a preschool program that addresses the readiness gap which positively impacts the achievement gap. It also accelerates cognitive and language development in young children.
It is absolutely free.
No. You must provide transportation for your child to attend classes.
The Early Learning Center adheres to the District’s approved calendar. Three-year old students will attend school half days for the first two weeks of the school year as they transition to a formal school setting. If the school calendar is modified for any reason, parents/guardians will be notified.
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Students must reside within the boundaries of DCSD and be 3 years old as of September 1, 2023.
Parents must also provide all other required mandatory documents during registration. If more than 200 applications are received, the remaining families will be placed on a wait list.