Children’s Campus Offers Ga. Pre-K Program
Life just got a little easier for Carole-Anne Whitehurst.
She is one of the first Georgia Tech employees to enroll her son, Nathan, in the new Georgia Pre-K program at The Children’s Campus @ Georgia Tech.
“I appreciate that The Children’s Campus @ Georgia Tech is able to offer my child high-quality instruction at a reasonable cost, thanks to the Georgia Lottery funding,” said Whitehurst, an administrative professional at Georgia Tech Research Institute. “My husband — who also works at Tech — and I like the fact that the school is on campus, as it allows us to eat lunch with our son and participate in his day.”
The Children’s Campus began offering the lottery-funded program this fall — and members of the campus community are being given priority when it comes to enrollment. The only costs to parents are for meals and any before- or after-school care provided.
Children who are 4 years of age on Sept. 1 of the current school year (who are Georgia residents) are eligible to attend Georgia’s Pre-K Program during this school year.
“We were so pleased to be granted funding from the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning to offer the pre-K program here on campus,” said Steve Swant, executive vice president for Administration and Finance. “One of the recommendations set forth by the Family-Friendly Policies Task Force was to expand our investment in child care to support those with unique child care needs. This is another step in the right direction to accomplishing this goal.”
There are 22 total spaces in the first class, and a few spots are still available. The Children’s Campus is located at 251 Tenth St., Building F, in the Tenth and Home family housing complex.
To learn more or enroll your child in the pre-K program, call 404-385-2248.