Public PK-12 School District in Dalton, Georgia

Pre-K and Little Cats

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Did you know that Dalton Public Schools offers free preschool community classes to serve both the parent and child? Our Little Cats program serves children in between the ages of three and four years old that are not currently attending a GA Pre-K program.

Little Cats is a bilingual, two-generation program to educate parents with their children in educational strategies of playing, reading and talking with their 3 and 4-year-old children through basic literacy and numeracy skills, fine and large motor skills in preparation to be ready for Pre-K or Kindergarten.

Focused on DPS families on the Pre-K wait list, the program meets once a week for about 3.5 hours a day. The classes are led by DPS Family Engagement Coordinators who work closely with the families to support academic enrichment. A usual day in Little Cats consists of the parent and child working together (parent must be present at all times) through story and circle time, music and movement, small group activities in literacy, math and science and active play opportunities to develop gross and fine motor skills.

Three Locations:


Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

218 N. Fredrick St. Dalton, GA 30721


Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

400 Vann Circle Dalton, GA 30721

WESTWOOD SCHOOL (Cottage Learning Center)

Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

440 Richardson St.

For more information, please call:

Raquel Cardona (706) 876-4526

Saira Laruy (706) 463-7631

Carmen Nunez (706) 980-3621