Participating Communities

We have partners in more than 100 counties and communities in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.* 

*Not all counties have open registration due to limited funding or because they have target programs. Go to Register a Child at the top of the page to find out if your county is taking online registrations. If your county is not listed, please contact us to find out if we are accepting registrations. You can call 706 343 0177 or email us at .

Alabama Counties: Tallapoosa

Georgia Counties:  Appling, Baldwin, Bibb, Brantley, Brooks, Bulloch, Burke, Butts, Candler, Carroll, Charlton, Chatham, Cherokee, Clarke, Clay, Clayton, Cobb, Coffee, Coweta, Crawford, Crisp, Dade, Dawson, Dougherty, Douglas, Emanuel, Evans, Fannin, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Fulton, Gilmer, Glascock, Glynn, Grady, Greene, Gwinnett, Hall, Hancock, Haralson, Harris, Heard, Henry, Houston, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Lamar, Laurens, Liberty, Macon, Madison, McDuffie, McIntosh, Meriwether, Morgan, Newton, Peach, Pickens, Pike, Polk, Pulaski, Putnam, Quitman, Rabun, Rockdale, Schley, Screven, Seminole, Spalding, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taliaferro, Tattnall, Taylor, Telfair, Toombs, Towns, Treutlen, Troup, Twiggs, Union, Upson, Walker, Walton, Ware, Washington, Webster, Whitfield, Wilkes, Wilkinson

Florida Counties: Baker, Bradford, Duval, Jacksonville Beach, Englewood, Gadsden, Leon, Marion, Nassau, Pinellas, St. Johns, Volusia

Illinois Counties: Cook

Iowa Counties: Madison

Mississippi Counties: Lincoln

Montana Counties: Cascade

North Carolina:  Forsyth

South Carolina Counties: Aiken, Charleston

Texas Counties: Dallas, Collin

Virginia Counties: Shenandoah

Special Partnerships: Atrium Health, Brookhaven Rotary/Woodward Elementary, Engineered Floors, Friends of the Library Clayton County, Parent University of Savannah, NAACP Cherokee County, Northeast Florida Early Learning Coalition, Learning Spaces, LIV Development, Southern Crescent Habitat, United Alloy

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