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We are currently accepting applications for our Head Start and Georgia Pre-K classes for the 2019-2020 school year! Children must be age 3 (Head Start) or age 4 (Pre-K) by September 1, 2019. This program is free! Please come into the center to fill out an application, or call 706-453-1200.

TenderCare Preschool Mission Statement: To be the preferred provider of early education with the highest quality of care, delivered with a sense of warmth, friendliness, and customer service where each person is respected and valued.

TenderCare Preschool serves families by providing care and education for young children, starting at 2 weeks old. TenderCare has classes for infants, mobiles, and toddlers, as well as two Head Start classrooms and a Georgia Pre-K class. The Pre-K is a Georgia lottery-funded preschool, offering breakfast, snacks and lunch, while following the county school calendar.

TenderCare Preschool offers an after school program for Head Start and Pre-K children in the afternoon, providing a snack and a safe place to wait for mom and dad to get off work. Director Melody Nation and the other staff are dedicated to your child(ren) and family. Teachers, families and administrators partner to provide necessary social and emotional support for children to flourish in the communities they live in.

Preschool News & Announcement


March 21 – Early Release Day/No After School

March 21 will be an early release day for all HeadStart and Pre-K classes, no after school will be available. HeadStart B – Dismissed at 11:30 Pre-K- Dismissed at 12:00 HeadStart C – Dismissed at 12:30


March 22 – HeadStart and Pre-K Teacher Workday/No Intersession

No school for all HeadStart and Pre-k Classes/ Teacher Work day. No Intersession available


March 15 – St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Please dress your child in green as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.


March 13 and March 14 – TenderCare Preschool Spring Pictures

March 13  – All HeadStart and Pre-K classes March 14 – Infants, Mobiles, Toddlers and Sibling photos The photo session will start at 7:30am each day and go until 12:00pm or until the last child has taken their photo.


March 09 – Tutus and Bowties Spring Dance

HeadStart and Pre-K will be having their annual Spring dance on March 09 from 4:00pm-6:00pm at the Carson Middle School gym. Please dress your girls in tutus and your boys in bowties. Hope to see everyone there!


March 27 – Dental Visit

TenderCare Dental will be doing cleanings and exams for eligible enrolled children.


February 25-March 01 – Dr. Seuss Week

Click here for our Dr. Seuss Week dress-up days!


Open Enrollment for HeadStart and Pre-K

Open enrollment will begin on February 1, 2019 for the upcoming 2019-2020 HeadStart and Pre-K school year. Pick up your application at the Preschool front lobby.