Online pre-registration applications for the 2019-2020 school year may be submitted beginning January 15, 2019

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Click here to find a First Class Pre-K or First Teacher Home Visiting program.

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The P-3 Grant application is now open for the 2020-2021 school year.

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Update | 2020 Conference

Room blocks are now open for the 2020 Conference! We're counting down the days to our biggest and best conference yet, celebrating 20 years of high quality early childhood education in Alabama.

#PreK4AL
#StrongStartStrongFinish https://t.co/Tx8uXdFbLG
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Highlight | @TimesDaily

Alabama’s pre-k program continues to earn plaudits nationwide. Hopefully the expansion of the program to include P-3 will help springboard the state to more educational excellence.

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#PreK4AL
#StrongStartStrongFinish

Way to go, Hudson!

Did you know there is a Children’s Policy Council in each of Alabama’s 67 counties? We’re proud of our CPCs and the work they do everyday to support children from birth to age 19 and their families.

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Faith Carpenter Taylor @juslittlefaith
So proud of Hudson! He is @GWTPrimary’s Colbert Co children’s policy council’s character winner. Here, he is telling his parents the good news! When I told him he would receive a nice shirt and maybe some money, he said, “If I do, I’ll give it to @StJude.” ❤️ #character https://t.co/j7yBc7lKKy

Are You Ready? @BornReadyOrg

95% of a child’s brain develops from birth through age 5. To help parents make the most of that precious time, we’re launching https://t.co/tzRWRLmp4F — a resource that will empower parents to help their children reach their full potential. https://t.co/aDPx5booCT
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Highlight | @BornReadyOrg

“The Born Ready movement is going to bolster our state’s economic growth by ensuring every child has the resources they need to reach their full potential," said Jeremy L. Arthur, president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama. https://t.co/jD9ZGR8VRL

Highlight | @yhn

“Every Alabama child – no matter their geographic location or socioeconomic status – will benefit from this movement, starting in the home and extending to all early childhood education settings," said @GovernorKayIvey.

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It is vitally important that all Alabama citizens participate in the 2020 census to maintain congressional representation, improve roads and bridges, health care and so much more. Click here for more information.