Administrative Team

  • Early Learning Center - West
    440-2 Dearing Extension
    Athens, GA 30606

    Phone: 706-357-5239
    Fax: 706-357-5293

    Early Learning Center - East
    280 Gaines School Road
    Athens, GA 30605

    Phone: 706-353-0176
    Fax: 706-353-0771

    Co-Interim Director, Office of Early Learning: Suzanne Kennedy 

    Co-Interim Director, Office of Early Learning: Chris Walker  

    Dear families,

    Welcome to the Clarke County School District Office of Early Learning site. We are excited to partner with you and your child on their journey to become successful lifelong learners.

    The Clarke County Office of Early Learning Program is based on the philosophy that parents are their child's first and most important teachers. Our staff is committed to working in partnership with parents and the community to increase the educational opportunities available to our students. We believe children learn best in classrooms where structured, age-appropriate activities are provided, with activities that embrace cultural and individual differences. CCSD Office of Early Learning programs use standards-based instruction that emphasizes growth in language and literacy, math, science, art, music, physical and social development. We believe children can reach their fullest potential when home and school work together toward common goals.

    Within our site you will find:

      • Program information including program-specific links for:
        • Pre-K
        • Head Start
        • Early Head Start
        • Preschool Special Education
      • Program handbooks intended to inform you of the policies and procedures that guide the operation of the Office of Early Learning programs (Pre-K, Head Start, Early Head Start, and Preschool Special Education). These guidelines help ensure that your child receives rich, research-based learning experiences in a safe and nurturing environment.
      • Resources for Families:
        • Educational Websites
        • Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards

    We look forward to partnering with you and your family this year and welcome your feedback throughout your enrollment in our programs.

    Best wishes for the coming school year.