College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center (CHECLC) is a Cognia Accredited early learning center. Cognia holds its accredited early learning schools accountable to high-quality educational standards and results supported by an engagement of continuous improvement. In addition, CHECLC partners with Bright from the Start to provide 8 Georgia PreK lottery-funded classrooms. Georgia’s PreK program aims to provide high-quality educational services to eligible 4-year-old children in preparation for Kindergarten. College Heights PreK operates on the CSD school calendar for a typical 6.5-hour school day for 180 instructional days per year.
Children must be four years old by September 1 and be a City of Decatur resident to be eligible for the College Heights Prek program. College Heights registration is a two-part process. First, parents must complete and submit an online Prek application (www.csdecatur.net). Second, parents must submit additional hardcopy paperwork onsite at College Heights. Once completing the two-part process, children are eligible for the Prek lottery. The College Heights Prek lottery is held in March to determine children awarded Prek slots. Children not selected during the lottery will be placed on the waitlist.