The Georgia Lottery Pre-K class is made up of 22 children ages 4- to 5-years with 2 educators. The teacher/student ratio in the Pre-K class is 1:11.
The Georgia Lottery Pre-K class is state funded class and therefore the school days is provided to families at no charge. The class maintains the Willow School style of work while meeting all of the requirements of the Georgia Lottery Pre-k Program. The class is a hands-on, constructivist environment, exploring subjects and learning domains through play and project based work. Each individual child and the group as a whole will encounter academic concepts within the context of their projects and provocations. Attention will be given to “school readiness” as required by the Georgia Lottery Pre-K Program.
The GA Lottery Pre-k class is also be supported by the Atelierista (studio teacher) and the Music Teacher. Experiences in the studio may be independent of classroom work or connected to ongoing project work. The Atelierista will collaborate with the classroom educators to create continuity of learning as well as plan, research, observe and document children’s work. The Music teacher provides weekly music class and also works with children and teachers to incorporate music into the daily life of the students.
The GA Lottery Pre-K class follows the City Schools of Decatur calendar.