Online pre-registration applications for the 2020-2021 school year may be submitted beginning January 15, 2020.

To complete a pre-registration application for the current 2019-2020 school year, click here.

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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  funding application for new classrooms are now open for the 2020-2021 school year.

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Highlight | Children's Policy Councils

Under the leadership of Judge Jay Mastin, the Marshall County CPC has been on the forefront of bringing individuals and organizations together to work to improve the lives of children and families.

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Today | 2020 Priorities

Secretary of Early Childhood Education Jeana Ross presented the agency’s annual report to the Alabama Legislature, highlighting accountability, outcomes, and results in First Class Pre-K, First Teacher Home Visiting, and P-3.

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Today | Partnership

“Now this is where the magic happens!” A North Dakota delegation is visiting Alabama to learn more about the nation’s highest quality state-funded pre-K program.

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Today | Partnership

A North Dakota delegation is visiting Alabama to learn more about the nation’s highest quality pre-K program, and we’re starting our morning with @SelmaSchools Kingston Elementary “Strong Start” First Class Pre-K! 🥇

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Highlight | @ALDailyNews

From @ALSRA: “A First Class Pre-K grant can be a much-needed source of funding to help child care programs improve the quality of early education for children in their care."

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Research | Return on Investment

@heckmanequation shows that investing in quality health, early learning and care from birth produces a 13% ROI per child per year, significantly higher than just investing in pre-k alone.

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