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

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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 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 | Funding Opportunity

Are you a licensed child care with a First Class Pre-K classroom and an infant-toddler program? Apply to participate in our new Birth to Five pilot, #FirstThingsFirst 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

Apply here:
https://t.co/nNyHIlyZls

#StrongStartStrongFinish

Highlight | Expanding First Class Pre-K @BhamWatch

A Bessemer day care joins Alabama’s lauded preschool program. Thousands more 4-year-olds statewide also stand to benefit from expansion.

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https://t.co/74ZvYUoEaI

#PreK4AL
#StrongStartStrongFinish

Highlight | Funding Opportunity

We are pleased to announce an opportunity for early childhood practitioners interested in completing the Train the Trainer Institute’s Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC).

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https://t.co/Vj7o4VFtLM

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Highlight | Funding Opportunity

We are pleased to announce the
opportunity for qualified childcare programs to apply to be a Birth to Five demonstration site through the #FirstThingsFirst pilot program!

Apply here:
https://t.co/nNyHIlyZls

#StrongStartStrongFinish

Partnership | @UABNews

The IMPACT-PD program enhances teachers’ education so they can better teach their students who may be dual-language learners, improving instruction for pre-k students!

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https://t.co/W2h643HcTu

#PreK4AL
#StrongStartStrongFinish

Partnership | @UABNews

UAB and the Department of Early Childhood Education have partnered on a grant that enables pre-k educators to help their English-learning students with proven positive results.

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https://t.co/W2h643HcTu

#PreK4AL
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