Please access the UWG Pre-K Family Handbook for detailed information for families of enrolled students.
Below you'll find the a few highlights about current policies of the UWG Pre-K program for the 2020-21 school year, including health and safety policies that comply with UWG, CDC guidelines, and Bright from the Start recommendations.
- All children, facility personnel, visitors, and volunteers will be required to comply with health and screening procedures. This may include temperature checks and other cleaning procedures, consistent handwashing/sanitizing, and wearing a mask while in the facility. Everyone entering must register with the front desk prior to using any space within the facility.
- Parking for the Early Learning Center is limited. Visitors may park in one of the three spaces near the front entrance of the facility, in the Tyus Hall parking lot, or in the Food Services parking lots. Please do not park on the curb in the front drive or in front of the Pre-K facility.
- The following documentation is required for all enrolled Pre-K students: 1) an up-to-date Immunization Form within 30 days of the first day of school; 2) an Ear, Eye and Dental screening (EED), signed by a physician, on file within 90 days of the first day of school, and 3) a copy of your child's Birth Certificate, social security card, and proof of residency on file by the first day of school.
- Children are only allowed to leave the building with approved adults. If transportation assignments of any enrolled student change, the Pre-K must be notified in writing as to who is authorized for pick-up. Verbal messages from the children cannot be accepted.
- Children in our program are present for a full school day (6.5 hours). This is mandated by the Bright From the Start, Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning
- Continuing Education at UWG offers an after school program housed in the Early Learning Center, called Pup U, for enrolled UWG Pre-K students. Read more about Pup U here!
- At the beginning of the school year, families may pay the snack fees for children who are enrolled in Pre-K through the payment portal.
- The UWG Pre-K’s behavior plan focuses on using the preschool environment to develop self-control, emotional regulation, and conflict resolution. A variety of supports are used to build high quality environments and develop positive, nurturing relationships for children. All families, visitors, and volunteers are expected to help children and teachers engage in positive behavior. When any child in the UWG Pre-K program presents challenging behavior, teaching staff follow the standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.