Pre-Kindergarten Registration Schedule for 2020-2021

2020-2021 Lottery Pre-K Application

February 10, 2020 Pre-K Registration Packets become Available

Registration Packets can be picked up at the front office of Richmond Hill Montessori Preschool during normal business hours. It is not necessary to bring the student to registration. A child enrolling in Pre-K must be four years old on or before September 1, 2020. Registration packets will also be available via our school’s website on February 10, 2020.

February 10 – March 27, 2020 Pre-K Registration

Registration packets will need to be returned during normal school office hours at Richmond Hill Montessori Preschool School. To be considered for the Pre-K lottery, all packets must be returned by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2020. Any incomplete applications (missing required documents) or those received after Friday, March 27, 2020 at 5:00pm will automatically be placed on a waiting list.

April 3, 2020 Pre-Kindergarten Lottery Drawing

Because the Georgia Pre-K program is limited to a specific number of student slots at each school, a lottery drawing will be held using the list of completed registered Pre-K students. Richmond Hill Montessori Lottery Prekindergarten (86 slots) will be held at Richmond Hill Montessori Preschool on Monday, April 15, 2020. Attendance is not necessary.

Required Documents for Registration: These items MUST be presented to register

A. Copy of Child’s Original Certified Birth Certificate
B. Establish Residency – Residency is established by providing two items from the list below: (1) current month utility bill or document verifying utility services established for primary residence; (2) current month lease agreement or home purchase agreement; (3) previous year or most recent tax return; (4) current year Department of Family & Children Services documents; (5) current year Medicaid card.
C. Copy of Child’s Social Security Card
D. Immunization Form 3231
E. Eye, Ear, and Dental (EED-Form 3300)***
F. 2020-2021 Pre-Kindergarten application

***Eye, Ear, and Dental (EED-Form 3300) will be required once your child turns 4 and is enrolled, but does not have to be included at the time of the lottery draw. If you have the form completed, please include them in the lottery packets. Forms are available from the Bryan County Health Department (756-2611 or 653-4331) or your child’s doctor. Pre-K students, who have not yet turned four, may provide these forms later.

Richmond Hill Montessori Lottery Prekindergarten Program
The Richmond Hill Montessori Lottery Prekindergarten Program provides child-centered learning experiences for children who meet age eligibility by turning four years of age by September first of each school year for a total of 180 school days. Each class is staffed with a 22:2 student/teacher ratio with 22 being the maximum class size. There are three prekindergarten classes at Richmond Hill Montessori.

The full day program provides a language-rich environment in which early learners are introduced to the formal educational setting that begins in Kindergarten. All Pre K classes use WINGS curriculum and the Georgia Early Learning and Developmental Standards which emphasizes a child-centered environment that teaches children to make good learning choices and learn positive interactions while developing peer relationships in our classroom environment. The curriculum involves active learning and provides the children with age appropriate materials. Pre-literacy and pre-math skills are emphasized throughout the curriculum.

The children who participate in the Pre-K program enter Kindergarten with the readiness skills necessary to be successful lifelong learners!

The Pre-Kindergarten Program is funded entirely by the Georgia State Lottery and is considered to be one of the finest educational programs in the nation.