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 First Class Pre-K grant application is now closed for the 2019-2020 school year.

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Click the link below to access the 2019-2020 New Grantee Training Presentation

New Grantee Training

Click the link below to Find a Classroom

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Highlight | Kindergarten readiness @yhn

"There is so much more that parents and early childhood educators can do."

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Highlight | Troy University dedicates new building with lab, early learning center

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Highlight | Coleman Early Learning Center opening will give “smart start” to Wiregrass children, learning and research opportunity for @TROYUnews students!

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Recap | New Classrooms

An initiative that has helped 11 private childcare centers in Jefferson County receive state pre-k funding is expanding into Blount, Shelby, St. Clair and Walker counties.

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Recap | #PreK4AL Outcomes

Children who participated in Alabama First Class Pre-K are about half as likely to be involved in disciplinary problems throughout their school careers than students who didn't participate.

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