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RCPS Early Learning Center Registration

Registration for the preschool and pre-k lottery closed February 28, 2022.  

Parents may register their child for the waiting list using the link below.  The Early Learning Department will update the waiting list each Friday. Please call or email The Department of Early Learning for information and updates on your child's status.

Click Here to Register

Families will be notified as spaces are available at each school.

Early Learning Center
770-388-5677 x 31159
Sara Santoyo, Clerk
[email protected] 





Early Learning Center Application Process for 2022-2023

Español: Información de registro de prekínder


Registration dates: February 1, 2022- February 28, 2022

Who can register: Any child who will be 3 or 4 years of age
on or before September 1, 2022. 

Where to register: Families will complete registration with an Early Learning specialist.  Appointments will be scheduled after selection is finalized.


Needed documents to complete enrollment:

  • •  Child’s birth certificate, showing parent’s name
  • •  Social Security Card
  • •  Form 3231 (Certificate of Immunization)*
  • •  Form 3300 (Eye / Ear / Dental/Nutrition Certificate)*
  • •  Photo ID for parent
  • •  Proof of custody or guardianship if person enrolling child is not the birth parent
  • •  Proof of Residence (click here, choose one combination)
  • •  (Click here for Student Registration page)

*Please note: Students will not be eligible for the Early Learning Center selection until all required documents have been received. Please email Maria Rodriguez @ [email protected] for additional information or assistance.

Early Learning Center


The Rockdale Career Academy Early Learning Center (ELC) is a NAEYC accredited, Reggio-Emilia inspired preschool operated by the Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) and serves as the "hub" for Rockdale Early Learning Initiatives. The ELC serves 3 and 4-year-old children who meet enrollment requirements for RCPS. The ELC also serves as a lab school for the Early Childhood Education Department Career and Technical Education program at RCA. The ELC curriculum goal is to ensure that all children have the skills necessary to be successful in RCPS kindergarten classrooms.  

La Academia de Carrera del Rockdale del Centro de Aprendizaje Temprano (ELC) es un NAEYC acreditado, Reggio-Emilia  inspirado de preescolar operado por las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Rockdale (RCPS) y sirve como el "centro" para Iniciativas de Aprendizaje Temprano. El ELC sirve a los niños 3 y 4 años de edad, los niños que cumplen con los requisitos de inscripción para el condado RCPS. El ELC también sirve como escuela laboratorio para el programa del Departamento de Educación de la Primera Infancia y Educación Profesional y Técnica en la RCA. El objetivo de currículo ELC es asegurarse de que todos los niños tengan las habilidades necesarias para tener éxito en los salones de clase de kindergarten en las escuelas del condado Rockdale (RCPS).


ELC Registration

ELC Registrarse

Who is eligible to apply?

Students who will turn three or four by September 1st.


Required Documentation:

  • Child’s birth certificate, showing parent’s name
  • Social Security Card
  • Form 3231 (Certificate of Immunization)
  • Form 3300 (Eye/Ear/Dental/Nutrition Certificate)
  • Proof of Residence (choose one combination):
    • Lease agreement along with electric, water or gas bill
    • Lease agreement along with automobile registration
    • Property tax receipt along with electric, water or gas bill
    • Property tax receipt along with automobile registration
  • Photo I.D. for parent
  • Proof of custody or guardianship if person enrolling child is not the birth parent


When should I register my child?

Parents will use the link above to register for preK and preschool lottery selection.  Parents should not complete further registration until after lottery selection.

 Important information about student registration after selection: 

  • If a student is not selected, they are placed on a waiting list and parents are notified as positions become available.
  • All children must meet RCPS student registration requirements (immunizations, proof of residency, etc.) and complete RCPS Online Student Registration with an Early Learning Specialist if their child is selected for attendance.
  • All students selected for attendance will be be screened by the First Steps Coordinator before class placement.

For more information about the ELC please contact:

Pamela Coop, ELC Supervisor
[email protected]
Rockdale Career Academy
1064 Culpepper Drive
770-388-5677, ext. 31186

Sara Santoyo
[email protected] 
Rockdale Career Academy
1064 Culpepper Drive
770-388-5677, ext. 31159

¿Cómo puedo inscribir a mi hijo?

Todos los padres interesados en inscribir a sus hijos) para el Centro de Aprendizaje Temprano completarán una solicitud por Internet en el sitio. Los solicitantes podrán acceder al formulario de inscripción por internet después que se hayan recibido los documentos requeridos.


¿Quién debe registrarse?

Todos los estudiantes que cumplirán tres o cuatro años de edad antes del 1 de septiembre.


¿Cuándo debo registrar a mi hijo?

La preinscripción para el Centro de Aprendizaje Temprano está abierta del 1 de marzo al 26 de marzo, 2021.

¿Dónde voy para pre-registrarse?

Envíe un correo electrónico a pcoop@rockdale.k12.ga.us [email protected]

¿Qué necesito llevar conmigo a pre-registrar (documentos requeridos)?

  • Certificado de nacimiento del niño, mostrando el nombre de los padres
  • Tarjeta de Seguro Social
  • Formulario 3231 (Certificado de las vacunas)
  • Formulario 3300 (ojos / oído / Certificado Dental)
  • Comprobante de residencia (elija una combinación):
  • Contrato de arrendamiento/renta junto con, recibo del agua, gas o de luz
  • Contrato de arrendamiento junto con el registro del automóvil
  • Recibo de impuestos de la propiedad junto con, recibo del agua, gas o de luz
  • recibo de impuestos de la propiedad junto con el registro de automóviles
  • Prueba de custodia o tutela si la persona que matricula al niño no es el padre biológico.
 

Para más información contacta a:

Pam Coop
Directora del Centro de Aprendizaje Temprano  tel.: 770-388-5677 ext. 31159
Correo electrónico:  [email protected]


ELC Documents

Early Learning Center Supply List


Early Learning Center Directory

Contacts Job Title
Business Phone
Pamela Coop
Early Learning Center Supervisor
770-388-5677, ext. 31186
Sara Santoyo Early Learning Clerk 770-388-5677, ext. 31159


Parent links

National Association for the Education of Young Children
The Reggio Approach
Parents as Teachers Program
RCPS Kindergarten


iPad
ELC Parents, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to check out an iPad to our students to be used at home during Virtual Learning. It will be necessary to complete an Acceptable Use Policy and iPad Check Out Form in our Infinite Campus Parent Portal Account. If you have not created an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account, please click here for directions. 
Once you have the Infinite Campus Parent Portal Account created, log in then click "More" in the left column and "Annual Student Updates" to complete the necessary forms.