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


February 25-March 01 – Dr. Seuss Week

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


February 19-20 – Teacher Workdays

February 19-20 will be teacher workdays, there will be no school for all HeadStart and Pre-K classes. Intersession will not be available.


February 16, 2019 – Home Depot Parent/Child Workshop

Please join us Saturday, 02/16/19 from 10am-12pm for a parent/child activity workshop. Home Depot will come to our center and help perform and instruct us with this activity. It is for children ages 1-5.


Valentine Gift

Pre-order your Valentine Gift for only $5 by 02/08/19. All proceeds will go towards our HeadStart and Pre-k Spring Dance. Thank you for your support!


Valentine Box Decorating

Parents, please join your child and help decorate their Valentine’s Day boxes on 02/08/19. If you haven’t done so already, please bring in a shoe box for this activity. Hope to see you all here!


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.