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Program Operation

PlaygroundThe GSW Pre-K is currently a Georgia lottery-funded Pre-kindergarten Program serving for four-year-old children in two classrooms within a full-day program. Children must be four by September 1 to qualify for admission to the Georgia Pre-K Program. The program is free for all participants.

Operating Hours

Monday - Friday: 7:50 am to 2:20 pm

The calendar is a modified version, incorporating elements of the GSW calendar and public school calendars.

Transportation

It is the family's responsibility to arrange transportation for the children to attend the Center. Children may be dropped off between 7:50 am and 8:00 am. Pick-up is between 2:20 pm and 2:30 pm.

Snack and Lunch

Children bring both snack and lunch each day. The Center provides a microwave oven. Teachers will heat food that needs to be served warm.

Personnel

The program is staffed by competent Early Childhood professionals. The lead teacher in each classroom holds an Early Childhood Education teaching certificate from the State of Georgia, and the assistant teachers are both trained and experienced in working with preschool children. All teachers participate in ongoing professional development to ensure up-to-date knowledge and skills to support their continuing professional development. 

In addition to the teachers, the program is directed by a full-time member of the faculty in the College of Education at GSW.

Pre-K Director

Jennifer Dickens
Jennifer Dickens

Pre-K Director
Education Center, Room 217
229-931-2147
jennifer.dickens@gsw.edu


Lead Teachers

Jessica Woodard
Jessica Woodard

Pre-K Teacher
Education Center, Room 132
229-931-2142
jessica.woodard@gsw.edu

Tara Rix
Tara Rix

Pre-K Teacher
Education Center
tara.rix@gsw.edu


Assistant Teachers

Heather Tyler
Heather Tyler

Assistant Pre-K Teacher
Education Center, Room 132
229-931-2142
heather.tyler@gsw.edu

Dawn Busbee
Dawn Busbee

Assistant Pre-K Teacher
Education Center
dawn.busbee@gsw.edu

 


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