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Georgia's Pre-K program one of the best in the nation

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Gloria Kendall, Director of Dougherty County Pre-K program. Gloria Kendall, Director of Dougherty County Pre-K program.
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A study by researchers at the University of North Carolina showed that Georgia's Pre-K Program significantly improves school readiness skills in language, math and reading.

The scores for Georgia children who went through Pre-K are higher than the national averages.

Georgia has one of the highest percentages of Pre-K participation in the country.

"I'm happy to say that we did have a class that participated in the study. They followed the kids through their Pre-K years on through kindergarten. It's doing exactly what Pre-K is supposed to do. It's getting the children prepared for learning. It's getting them ready to learn and increasing the success rate of the children as they begin school," said Gloria Kendall, Director of Dougherty County Pre-K program.  

Georgia has one of the highest percentages of Pre-K participation in the country. The program is funded largely through lottery revenue. Registration for Pre-K in Dougherty County is now in progress. Registration will close when all 242 spots are filled.

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