Downs Preschool, Inc.
Downs Preschool, Inc.

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Downs Preschool
3831 Mars Hill Road

Watkinsville, Georgia 30677


Fax: 770-725-1091

 Phone: 770-725-1020
You may also get in touch with us using our contact form.

Admission, Enrollment and Tuition Fees

2019-2020 Registration 

Students must be 4 by Sept. 1, 2019 to attend Pre-K in August of 2019.


Please download the attached registration forms and fill out completely

If you need to leave something blank please mark NONE or N/A. 


We accept registration forms Monday - Friday between the hours of 9am-1pm or 3pm-5pm only.


You will  need to bring the following documents to complete registration:

1. Copy of child's birth certificate

2. Copy of current immunization record

3. Proof of Georgia residency (copy of utility bill)

4. Health screening form (form 3300 from pediatrician)


A waiting list has been established at this time.  To place your child on the waiting list simply follow the registration instructions listed above.   


You may email registration forms to or fax to 770-725-1091 to be placed on the waiting list.  We will call or email you as soon as we have an opening.


Student Information Sheet.doc
Microsoft Word document [30.0 KB]
2019 Pre K registration form.docx
Microsoft Word document [200.2 KB]

Open House 2019-2020 School Year

Monday August 5, 2019 

Drop in from 10am to 12pm

Open House is a time for parents and students to meet their new teachers and see their classroom.


First Day of School

Wednesday August 7, 2019


Parent Orientation 2019-2020 School Year

Sunday August 4, 2019  at North Oconee High School Auditorium 3pm to 5pm

Monday August 5, 2019 at Downs Preschool lunchroom 6pm to 8pm

Tuesday August 6, 2019 at Downs Preschool lunchroom 6pm to 8pm


(If at all possible, please attend the session at North Oconee High School as there is plenty of parking and ADULT size chairs to sit in.)


Parent Orientation is for Adults Only (please do not bring children) and is mandatory even if you have had a child at Downs before.  Ga. Pre-K has changed over the years and this is a good time to hear about the program and ask questions.


Orientation session usually lasts about 2 hours. 

2019-2020 School Supply List


Standard size backpack

Standard size fitted crib sheet and small blanket

1 - 1/2 inch (view) ring binder (agenda)

1 - see-thru three hole pencil pouch (agenda)

1 -3  inch (view) ring binder (memory book)

50 count clear page protectors (memory book)

1 - Tan colored standard size pillowcase

2 - Clorox/Lysol Wipes

1 - Baby Wipes

1 - Facial Tissue


The Application Process

All Pre-K classes in Oconee County are private.  Therefore you do not have to live in the county to attend Pre-K in Oconee.  There are currently 16 Pre-K classes in Oconee with 7 classes being at Downs Preschool.  Downs Preschool is the only total Pre-k program in the county meaning the youngest children in our school are our four year olds. 


No Tuition or Applications Fees

Ga. Pre-K is free to all age eligible children.  The only fees incurred during the Pre-K day will be for lunch at $4.00 per day. Extra milk is $.50 per day

Rates subject to change. 


Breakfast (optional and not part of Pre-K day) is served between 7:30am - 7:55am and costs $1.75 per day



7:30am - 7:55am     Morning car rider drop off

7:57am - 2:30pm     Pre-K day

2:30pm - 3:00pm     Afternoon car rider pick up


Before and After School Care

2019-2020  Rates (please make note of new rates)


We offer the following extended care for our Pre-K students.


7:00am - 7:30am  Early Drop Off


3:00pm - 6:00pm  After School


The cost for Pre-K extended care is $65 per child / per week. 

Early drop off only is $4 per child / per day. Rates subject to change.



We also offer after school pick up at MBES, RBES and Dove Creek 

3:00pm - 6:00pm


The cost for K - 5th grade after school care is $70 per week. Rates subject to change.


Drop - In is available for Pre-K students and K - 5th grade students at a rate of $16 per child / per day if space is available.

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