Thank you for your interest in the Atlanta Public Schools' Pre-K program. The Pre-K lottery application for the 2018-2019 school year was available from January 3, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.-February 12, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.  If you are interested in participating in our program, but have missed the lottery application acceptance period, we are currently accepting applications in an attempt to fill any vacancies that remain after the lottery drawing and to generate waiting lists.  Seats will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis.  If a seat becomes available and you are next in line to receive a seat, you will be contacted by phone.

  •  Important notes before applying: 

    • To be eligible for the 2018-2019 school year, your child's date of birth should be on or between the following dates: September 2, 2013-September 1, 2014.
    • You must live within the Atlanta Public Schools attendance zone, excluding APS employees.
    • If you are a parent of a five year old who has not participated in a state funded Pre-k program and you are interested in applying, please contact the Office of Early Learning at 404-802-3640.
    • If you have twins, triplets, etc., you will be required to submit a separate application for each child. Before the lottery drawing takes place, their applications will be linked together to ensure that they are accepted or placed on the waiting list at the same site.

    When accessing the application we recommend that you use Google Chrome or Firefox.  The application may take approximately 30 minutes to complete.  You may save any data entered and return to complete the application at a later time if necessary.

  • **Submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

  • To ensure that you are prepared, please gather all required documents listed below in preparation for enrollment in the event that your child is accepted:  
    1. Proof of birth (Your child must be four years old on or before September 1, 2018)  

    • Original certified birth certificate; or child’s passport (Copies of these documents are not accepted)

    2. Proof of legal guardianship (If applicable) 

    •    Only required if your name is not on the child's birth certificate 
    3. Parent/Guardian proof of identification
    • Valid state or government issued photo ID, such as a Georgia Driver’s license, or a valid  U.S.. passport ID

    4. Proof of Parent/Guardian Georgia Residency 

    • Mortgage OR lease/rental agreement in your name, OR electric, gas, or water bill in your name; (Cable and phone bills are not acceptable)

    **If you are living with someone and you do not have a lease, mortgage or utility bill in your name, you must submit the following:  Signed and notarized Affidavit of Residency AND a lease/mortgage statement or utility bill in the name of the person that you are living with AND 3 forms of mail in the name of the child’s guardian showing a matching address to the affidavit. For a copy of the affidavit of residency form, please visit
    5. Child’s original Social Security Card OR “Waiver”

    •  If a waiver is needed, it will be provided to you during the enrollment session

    6. Proof of income (for Head Start sites ONLY) Click the link below to see if the site(s) that you are interested in is a Head Start partnership site:

    • W2, tax return, SSI income, child support, TANF, or a non-income declaration form
      • If you did not have any income for the previous year, a non-income declaration form will be provided to you during your enrollment session.

    7. Child’s Peachcare card, Medicaid card, or health insurance card
    8. Proof of food stamps and/or TANF (If applicable)
    9. Immunization Certificate (3231)
    10. Vision, Hearing, and Dental Screening Certificate (3300)
    If you have questions, please contact the Office of Early Learning at 404-802-3640, or follow us on Twitter at APS_ OEL.