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

New Grantee Website

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Today | Catalyzing Early Childhood

Sec. Jeana Ross joins Dr. Bergeron @HeadStartgov and Dr. Meisels @BuffettECI to premiere the documentary film, “Starting at Zero: Reimagining Education in America” featuring Alabama First Class Pre-K!

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Partnership | @BhamCitySchools Pre-K Showcase

“To do this work collectively will change the future of children in America and will change the lives of children in Alabama,” Dr. Lisa Herring.

Proud to celebrate these leaders in education!

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Highlight | @TroyMessenger

Pike County Elementary School is the recipient of a Blue Cross Blue Shield Be Healthy School Grant, for students from pre-k through the 6th grade.

Learn more:
https://t.co/BoPtwI4EW2

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