cgm pre-k

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Common Ground Montgomery Pre-K 's 2019 enrollment is open to all children who will be four years old by September 1, and who live in Alabama.  

You can register online:
1)  (use site code: 688464 for CGM’s Pre-K location)

The Pre-K is free, and we provide snacks, breakfast, and lunch.

CGM founder and director Bryan Kelly talks about why CGM has a Pre-K program.

First class pre-k

The CGM Pre-K is funded by Office of School Readiness (OSR) First Class Preschool Grant. There is one preschool classroom in the Annex building, which is catacorner to the CGM main building.

We follow the OSR guidelines to provide the highest quality Pre-K environment. Students are assessed using the Teaching Strategies GOLD program. Our curriculum is based on the Highscope Curriculum. 

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Located in the annex building

The CGM First Class Pre-K, in the Annex (1623 Mobile Road), has a classroom for 16-18 children, a large bathroom space, and a play area outside.

The play area includes a tricycle track, playground equipment, and a stage area for the children.


The Pre-K is offered at no cost to parents. Children must be 4 years-old by September 1 of the calendar year. School hours are 7:45 AM - 2:30 PM.

You can use the Contact Form on the website if you have any more questions or would like more info on signing up your child.

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Timeline illustration provided by the Alabama First Class pre-K program.

  • Pre-registration starts in mid-January.

  • The slots for the random drawing will be in March.

  • Parents will be notified in mid-April if their child is in the program or on the wait-list.

  • Enrollment completion for children will be end of April.

  • Parent onsite orientation will be in August at the CGM Pre-K building


Leslie Cowell serves as the preschool director. LaSara Quinn is the lead teacher, and she is assisted by Ebony Bell.

Dr. Leslie Cowell Pre-K Director

Dr. Leslie Cowell
Pre-K Director

Lasara Quinn Pre-K Lead Teacher

Lasara Quinn
Pre-K Lead Teacher

Ebony Bell Pre-K Assistant

Ebony Bell
Pre-K Assistant