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    To register for the 2020-2021 school year:

    MCS Online Registration


    All seats for the 2020-2021 school year are now filled.  Any new registrations will be placed on a waitlist.  If assistance is needed with registration please contact our front office at  678-919-4590.  All registration documents with the exception of the form 3300 and immunizations are required in order for the student to be added to our waitlist. 

    At this time in-person tours are not available. If you are interested in learning about the ELC, please call us at 678-919-4590 and ask for Meredith Crittenden or Christine Ramirez and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have and share a brief overview.


    To be eligible for the 2020-2021 school year: Your child must be four (4) years of age on or before September 1, 2020 and live within Marietta City.   
    Employees of Marietta City Schools who may not live within the city limits may complete a non-resident form as part of your registration process to apply to attend the ELELC. 

    Required documents at time of registration:

    *Proof of residence-Lease or tax bill (all families including employees)

    *Utility bill

    *Birth Certificate

    *Social Security card or waiver

    *Form 3231-Immunization (time extension can be granted)

    *Form 3300-Hearing, dental, vision, nutrition (time extension can be granted)

    Location: 377 Henry Drive. Marietta, Georgia 30064

    School Day Hours: 7:45-2:15 p.m. (Before School Care and After School Care will be offered at an additional cost)

    Click here for Before and After School Care information

    Transportation: Parents are responsible for transporting to and from the Early Learning Center daily.

    Teacher/Student Classroom Ratio: Emily Lembeck Early Learning Center will follow the Georgia Pre-Kindergarten 
    recommended guidelines for teacher/child ratio.

    • Pre-Kindergarten (four years of age) 1:11 with a class size of 22 children

     The Early Learning Center is a uniform center.

    • Non-embroidered polo-style shirt in light or navy blue from any store you choose
    • Emily Lembeck Early Learning Center Spiritwear T-Shirts (available to purchase)
    • Button down shirt and blouses in light or navy blue
    • Comfortable bottoms and shoes that will allow for free movement and play

    School Nutrition: Lunch is offered at a cost of $2.45 per meal.  Families may complete a free and reduced lunch application.   (CLICK HERE to Complete)  

    Families may add funds to your child's lunch account by following this link:  My Payments Plus

    For any School Nutrition related questions or concerns contact the Office of School Nutrition; 770-422-3500

    Instructional Focus:
    The Emily Lembeck Early Learning Center implements the Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards (GELDS) following a framework gleaned from several scientific research-based frameworks/programs.

    • Frogstreet Excel PK program
    • Read Right from the Start
    • Handwriting without Tears
    • Social Emotional Learning: Conscious Discipline


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    **The Emily Lembeck Early Learning Center has a set number of seats.  If more children register than seats available, a lottery will occur. The lotter will occur eletronically and will be overseen by Central Office.  The following weights will apply to the lottery and are cumulative. For example, if you are a resident and employee you will have two opportunities to qualify for a seat.  

    1) All Marietta City Residents will have their name in the lottery once.

    2) All Marietta City Employees will have their name in the lottery once.

    3) All Marietta City Residents who live in a zoned elementary school area whose 3rd grade reading scores are below 50% will have their name in the lottery once.


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    Christine Ramirez
    Director of Early Learning
    377 Henry Drive
    Marietta, GA 30064
    Phone: (770) 422-3500 ext. 7633

    Meredith Crittenden
    Early Learning Coordinator
    377 Henry Drive
    Marietta, GA 30064
    Phone: (770) 422-3500 ext. 7639

    Graciela Herrero
    Early Learning Office Manager
    377 Henry Drive
    Marietta, GA 30064
    Phone: (678) 919-4590

    Karen Kresak
    Community Preschool Teacher
    377 Henry Drive
    Marietta, GA 30064
    Phone: (770) 422-3500 ext. 7649