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Pre-K & Kindergarten Registration Dates

2020-21 Kindergarten Registration

Parents seeking to register their children for Kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year who are not currently attending a school-based Bright From the Start Pre-K class or school-based Preschool Intervention class may now make an appointment for registration by
visiting our online booking service or by calling the Central Registration Center at (912) 754-2530. Registration appointments are available during the period of February 11th – March 12th.
Complete instructions, details, and available appointment dates  are found on the Kindergarten registration page:
Important Notice:
It is extremely important that all parents of rising Kindergarten students that are current Effingham County residents - and are not currently attending a Bright from the Start Pre-K program based at an Effingham County School - make their registration appointments during the standard registration processing window. Failure to do so may result in the district being unable to make accurate staffing projections and lead to re-scheduling of Kindergarten students after the school year has begun. Please note that if the Kindergarten children of current Effingham residents do not register prior to March 12th, we may not conduct make-up days until the week of August 12th. If you do not register during the standard registration window, your child may miss the first several days of school.
2020-21 Pre-Kindergarten Registration and Lottery Drawing

Prior to making an appointment, parents should use our Online Registration System to submit Pre-K Lottery applications. Once the application has been submitted, parents can make an appointment either by visiting our appointments website. Appointments will be held at the Effingham County Board of Education Central Office. Appointment slots are structured around the application being completed prior to the date of your appointment. Your application must be received by your scheduled appointment date and time.

Pre-K applications and appointments are now open!

Start your Pre-K Lottery Application Reserve your Pre-K Lottery Registration appointment

Parents who do not use online registration to submit their applications or who do not have internet access/a computer at home should arrive to their appointments 30-45 minutes early and use our computer lab to complete the application process. Attendants will be on hand to assist with the online application process. You may visit our online registration help page to prepare for the application process.

The lottery drawing will be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at the Effingham County Board of Education Central Office.
Complete instructions and details are found on the Pre-K website: