Help Me Grow (HMG) connects families to health and state developmental resources so children (birth to age eight) can start school healthy and ready to succeed.

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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 Grant Application for the 2018-2019 is now open!

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2 days ago
Reminder: The 2018-2019 new classroom funding applications for Alabama First Class Pre-K are open! Diverse delivery programs in all 67 counties are encouraged to apply. To learn more about the new classroom funding application, visit https://t.co/gBkQNhY52j #PreK4AL #ALPreK

1 week ago
Update: $6.6B education budget unanimously passes AL House, heads to Senate. This bill includes a $20M expansion of First Class Pre-K for 142 new classrooms! It also gives teachers pay raises and funds #StrongStartStrongFinish initiatives https://t.co/86qRIjxjcW

1 week ago
Excited for the 5th annual @AlaVoices Child Advocacy Day! Sec. Ross participates in “A Conversation on Children’s Issues” panel with partner state agencies, focusing on issues birth through 5. #PreK4AL #TheKidsSentMe https://t.co/WzLgVLl8QK

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2 weeks ago
Reminder: online student pre-registration for the 2018-2019 school year is now open! Click here to learn more about First Class Pre-K and pre-register today: https://t.co/EGsA3Nh2F2 #PreK4AL #ALPreK

3 weeks ago
Highlights from @ConsciousD Institute: “What we call ‘discipline problems’ are actually executive brain skills that have not yet been developed. We punish children for lacking skills, when in fact we need to be modeling these skills in the first place.” #PreK4AL #ALPreK

3 weeks ago
Highlights from @ConsciousD Institute: “Children can’t act differently until they’ve seen differently.” Our directors and coaches are leaving this training with lots of new resources, tools, and strategies to share with pre-k teachers across the state! #PreK4AL #ALPreK