The University of West Georgia provides a unique opportunity through the preschool (Pre-K) program to bring together university faculty, university students, and the local community. The Pre-K classrooms are located in the COE Early Learning Center.
UWG Pre-K is committed to providing the best possible learning experiences for young children by meeting national standards of quality. The program is accredited by the National Association for the Education for Young Children (NAEYC). The teachers and staff work in partnership with the Early Learning Center’s research lab toward implementing evidence-informed practices in a laboratory school model.
About the 2020-21 School Year
- The UWG Pre-K program is scheduled to open August 20th for all enrolled students for the 2020-21 school year. The 2020-21 proposed calendar can be located here.
The UWG Pre-K is operating a traditional (e.g., face-to-face) model this year. A current health and safety protocol for the UWG Pre-K has been developed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidelines in the protocol are consistent with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Bright from the Start. Additional health and safety measures that are recommended by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) were also considered.
- The program is for children who are residents of Georgia and are four years of age on or before September 1. The program is regulated under guidelines set by Bright from the Start, a division of the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning. UWG Pre-K operates on a regular school system calendar for the length of a typical school day. A lottery system is used to form class rosters.
- Registration forms are available. Currently, applicants are being immediately offered open spots until the capacity for enrollment has been reached. If full enrollment is met, families will be notified immediately and the spot will be filled according to chronological order of a waitlist.