Georgia Pre-K



Georgia Pre-K is a free, state, lottery-funded education program. 

To register, please visit the YMCA site you wish your child to attend. You will be required to submit the following materials for registration:

Application for enrollment 

Birth certificate

Social Security card

Proof of residency (electric, water or gas bill)

3231 Immunization record

EED Form 3300

For more information, please contact the YMCA you wish to attend:

Effingham YMCA: Matthew Brown, 912-826-2199

Golden Isles YMCA: Shaisha Walker, 912-265-4100

Habersham YMCA: Gloria Stanley, 912-660-4388

West Chatham YMCA: Sara Kennedy, 912-748-9622

The YMCA Georgia Pre-K program is a fun and exciting way to introduce your child to school! Using Creative Curriculum as a guide, our teachers arrange each room into a variety of learning centers that provide the children with both active and quiet play experiences. Weekly Spanish classes are also included in our curriculum plan to promote diversity. Each classroom has a state certified lead teacher as well as a certified para-professional. All teachers are CPR, First Aid and Fire Safety certified.

Pre-K registration for the upcoming school year opens on March 1. Children must be 4 by September 1, 2022 to be eligible to attend Georgia Pre-K. Registration forms are available at the Welcome Center of participating YMCAs. 

Click here for information from the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning on Georgia Pre-K.