School Readiness

Washington County NB & PW Club, Inc., 
Head Start / Georgia Pre-K Program 

School Readiness
Interactive Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework 2020


The Office of Head Start is proud to provide you with the newly revised Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five. Designed to represent the continuum of learning for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, this Framework replaces the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework for 3–5 year olds, issued in 2010. This new Framework is grounded in a comprehensive body of research regarding what young children should know and be able to do during these formative years. Our intent is to assist programs in their efforts to create and impart stimulating and foundational learning experiences for all young children and prepare them to be school ready.

Georgia’s Pre-K Program has grown from serving a few hundred children to being one of the most successful Pre-K Programs in the country. The program has now served over one million children in a voluntary, universal, lottery-funded program. Washington County NB & PW Club, Inc., established GA Pre-K Program since its inception in 1992. We were one of the first stand-alone Pre-K Programs in the state of GA. 

To ensure our students are school ready, we implement the Georgia Early Learning Development Standards (GELDS). The GELDS are aligned with Georgia’s Kindergarten Performance Standards to promote a seamless transition from Georgia’s Pre-K to kindergarten.