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Pre-K Program a Success in Georgia

By Deborah Williams

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The state of Georgia offers free pre-k education to all of its young children.  The Bright Start Program is funded with money from the lottery.  With major concern about the long-term sustainability of the program, Georgia legislators called for a study to determine its effectiveness.  Writer Nancy Badertscher reports on The Atlanta Journal-Constitution website that the results of a two-year study show that Georgia preschoolers outperform the nation’s preschoolers in almost every area, and that includes language and math.

The Bright Start Program’s aim is to prepare its preschool population for success in kindergarten and beyond by addressing a number of areas.  They believe that preschoolers are ready for kindergarten when the following are evident within a child:

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