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Georgia Pre-K program named best in country

Georgia earns the title of best Pre-K program in the country. Georgia earns the title of best Pre-K program in the country.
They singled out Georgia for providing full-day services and requiring teachers to have a bachelor's degree and early childhood education specialization. They singled out Georgia for providing full-day services and requiring teachers to have a bachelor's degree and early childhood education specialization.
Gloria Kendall Gloria Kendall
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Georgia's Pre-K program is one of the best in the country, according to a study by New America's Early & Elementary Education Policy team.

They singled out Georgia for providing full-day services, and requiring teachers to have a bachelor's degree, and early childhood education specialization. 

Dougherty County Pre-K Director Gloria Kendall said they've been able to improve the program over the years through research. 

"We have a quality program. We have quality teachers, and we monitor our children's learning from the first day that they come here, and we see what they've learned in December, March, and in May, we compare it to where they should be in Kindergarten," said Kendall.

The study named North Carolina and the District of Columbia as the other top programs. 

Pre-K registration in Dougherty County begins February 1st for children who will be four by September first. 

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