At this time, all our CCSD Pre-K sites are full. If you are interested in a Pre-K slot for your child who will turn 4 on or before September 1, 2022, please visit https://families.decal.ga.gov/prek/Search to search for providers with additional space near you.
CCSD offers pre-kindergarten programs for 4-year-olds at several of its elementary schools. To begin pre-kindergarten in the 2022-23 school year, children must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2022.
Georgia Pre-K (Lottery funded) sites
- Ball Ground Elementary School STEM Academy
- Hasty Elementary School Fine Arts Academy
- Holly Springs Elementary School STEM Academy (application in process)
- Johnston Elementary School
- Oak Grove Elementary School
- RM Moore Elementary School STEM Academy
- new for 2022-23: Holly Springs ES STEM Academy
CCSD Pre-K programs offer a full-day schedule that operates on the elementary school schedule (7:35 am to 2:15 pm). Space is limited and wait lists are common, but parents can search for available Lottery-funded Pre-K slots at private providers in their area at http://decal.ga.gov/ProviderSearch/PreK . The openings are updated in early September and then regularly throughout the year. CCSD also offers Pre-K classes at its Ralph Bunche Center in Canton.
How to Apply for the Lottery for the 2022-23 School Year
Application Window is Feb. 11 - noon on March 11, 2022
Applications can be completed in person at the above schools between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon. An online application also will be posted on this webpage. Names will be drawn at each school at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, to fill available spaces. (Students who live in other elementary school attendance zones will be admitted only after all 4-year-olds who live within the school attendance area have been enrolled).
Click here to register for Ga. Lottery Pre K (English)- application window has closed
Click here to register for Ga. Lottery Pre K (Spanish)- application window has closed
List of Legally Required Documents Needed for Enrollment in English and en Español
Preschool and Head Start
In addition to lottery-funded Pre-K, CCSD operates preschool centers at four sites for children who have been identified as needing additional support in preparing for school. Children as young as 3 years old are eligible for services. Ralph Bunche Center, Holly Springs Preschool, Johnston Preschool and Oak Grove Preschool Centers happily serve more than 300 preschoolers for Cherokee County Schools. CCSD Preschool Centers offer Head Start and Special Needs Small Group and Inclusion programs.
Ninth District Opportunity Head Start for income eligible 3- and 4-year-olds is offered at Ralph Bunche Center in Canton and Johnston Preschool Center at Johnston Elementary School in Woodstock.
Do you have a child who could benefit from CCSD's preschool program? Find out more at Preschool Special Needs