SCTC’s Tender Tech Child Development Center Now Enrolling for Georgia Pre-K Program

Date Posted: June 24, 2022

Tender Tech Child Development Center, a program of Southern Crescent Technical College, is currently enrolling for the Pre-K Program for the 2022-2023 school year.

Georgia’s Pre-K Program is a lottery funded educational program for Georgia’s four year olds to prepare children for Kindergarten.  It is a free program to qualified children.  Children four years of age on September 1 of the current school year who are Georgia residents are eligible to attend Georgia’s Pre-K Program during this school year.  Georgia’s Pre-K Program is voluntary for families and for providers.

Located on the SCTC Flint River Campus in Thomaston, Tender Tech’s Pre-K Program is will operate on the Upson-Lee School System calendar for the length of a typical school day.  Tender Tech will have most of the same holidays as Upson-Lee with a few teacher work days different.  A calendar is available for interested parents.  Our program will begin at 8:00 a.m. and be dismissed at 2:30 p.m.  For our parents who work or need child care after 2:30 p.m., Tender Tech’s after school program is available for a tuition fee.

Parents or guardians interested in enrolling their child in the Tender Tech Pre-K program should contact or visit the center at 706.646.6200 or at 1533 Highway 19 South in Thomaston.  An application and specific documents must be presented at registration.  These documents include:

  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of residency – an electric bill, tag receipt, etc.
  • Social security card
  • Vision, hearing, dental and nutrition screening (DHR Form 3300)
  • Current immunization records (DHR 3231)
  • Registration Form
  • Roster Information Form
  • Copy of parent’s driver’s license


Tender Tech Child Development Center will utilize “Creative Curriculum” with our Pre-K classroom.  Our teachers will write individualized, weekly lesson plans based on a theme.  Each week will be a different theme.  We will also learn a color, shape, number and letter each week.  Our lesson plans are structured using the Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards (GELDS).

The students enrolled with Georgia Pre-K will also be assessed and parents will be notified of the results.  Parent/Teacher conferences will be held so both parent and teacher can work on a plan of learning for each child.

Tender Tech Child Development Center is a division of Southern Crescent Technical College and is individually accredited by Bright from the Start and the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning.