The conference will begin on Thursday January 4th and will conclude Friday January 5th. Registration is open through November 30th.

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Click here to read about Professional Development for First Class Pre-K or First Teacher Home Visiting...

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The First Class Pre-K grant application for the 2018-2019 school year is now closed.

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Click the link below to access the 2018-19 New Grantee Training Presentation.

New Grantee Training


STARTING AT ZERO: Reimagining Education in America

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3 days ago
Today | Members of Huntsville City Schools along with district and state early childhood education representatives and students were on hand to cut the ribbon on a new outdoor classroom for Dawson Elementary Pre-K!

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5 days ago
We’re looking forward to seeing you and your colleagues in Mobile at our annual conference - the largest professional development opportunity for early childhood educators and child care providers in the entire state! #ECEWins
1 week ago
We’re excited to announce that registration for the 2019 Alabama Early Childhood Education Conference is now live! Registration is open through November 30, 2018.

Learn more and register here today:

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2 weeks ago
For the first time in our 18-year history, the Alabama First Class Pre-K program now has more than 1,000 classrooms statewide! Thank you to community, business, school and state leaders who remain committed to prioritizing investments in our state’s youngest learners. #PreK4AL
3 weeks ago
Happy Labor Day! Today and every day, we are grateful for all those who dedicate their lives to ensuring quality early learning and care for Alabama’s youngest children. To our parents, home visitors, child care providers, teachers, school and state leaders - thank you!
4 weeks ago
First Class Pre-K teachers from Montgomery, Dallas, Elmore, Lowndes, Chilton, and Macon counties learn steps for reflective teaching to help their students regulate their emotions and support positive relationships. Learning never ends!

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