DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) - The Dougherty County School System is hoping to fill the remaining 80 slots for its pre-K program.
The program has filled most of the 300 spots, but DCSS spokesperson J.D. Sumner says they've actually seen a lull this year.
He hopes parents will take advantage of the free program that he says can be very beneficial for 3 and 4 year olds.
"This is the first experience many of them will have in a formal educational environment," Sumner said. "And so to get them into those classrooms, get them working on a curriculum that then transitions them into kindergarten and elementary school is crucial."
The deadline to register is Friday, July 1.
Students have to be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 in order to register. They must be up to date on all their shots and have a current ear, eye, dental and nutrition screening.
Parents must bring all registration materials to the Dougherty County Pre-K Center at 1520 Cordell Avenue in Albany. The center is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.