Georgia’s reputation as a leader in early childhood education is slipping away. Despite an abundance of evidence that early learning is a key to success later in life, particularly for low-income and at-risk youth, recent spending cuts mean Georgia’s Pre-Kindergarten program will serve 2,000 fewer children in the coming school year. Class sizes have grown, the school year has been shortened and Pre-K centers have less money to work with. This report examines Pre-K expenditures and participation rates across Georgia’s 159 counties. Download the full report.
For Fiscal Year (FY) 2025, Governor Brian Kemp proposed a $1.48 billion budget