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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - It's become almost an annual tradition in Lee County, parents sleeping out overnight to secure their child a spot in the county's Pre-K program. Some parents seemed to be preparing for it Thursday.  

At noon, one parent had already put a chair in place outside the Pre-K building. Several years ago the program added 40 spots and can accept up to 200 four year olds for the state's lottery funded classes.

School officials say with the tough economy it's hard to know what kind of turn out they'll have this year. 

"We're not sure how many four year olds are living in Lee County right now so it's tough for us to gage. We've have lots of interest and calls for information but we're not certain that it's more than in the past," said Lee County Pre-K Director Jan Duke.

Parents don't need to bring their child along, but do need their birth certificate, social security card, immunizations records, hearing, vision and dental screenings, and a current utility bill. Registration begins at 8:00 and runs through noon.

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