The conference will be Thursday, January 4 through Friday, January 5, 2019 in Mobile, Alabama. Registration will close on November 30, 2018.

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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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Highlight | Foundations Early Learning & Family Center revealed its new STEM @Rigamajig play system, granted by @MorganStanley & @kaboom With 100+ children from Foundations, Tri-City & AMI in the Forest Hills Community Development Center in Fairfield. AL_DECE photo

Today | Outstanding state leadership represented here from @GovernorKayIvey office and @aplusala today to jump start our meeting where we are engaging in the work to support all children’s success. #StrongStartStrongFinish #FirstTeacher #ACGLR #ECE #PreK4AL AL_DECE photo

In the Field | Full-day training on how to implement trauma-informed approaches and best practices around adverse childhood experiences #ACEs with @tcss_schools @TCSBoardofEd systems, school counselors, social workers, and psychometrists.

#BirthToEight #ECEWins
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Alabama ranked #1 🥇

Incredibly proud of all our teachers, administrators, and school and state leaders who make Alabama First Class Pre-K the strongest early childhood program in the nation!

#PreK4AL #StrongStartStrongFinish
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Alabama’s pre-kindergarten program is rated tops for ‘essential elements’:

Alabama is #1 thanks to you! Our teachers, administrators, school and state leaders are what make Alabama First Class Pre-K the nation’s strongest, highest quality program 🥇

#PreK4AL #StrongStartStrongFinish

Guess which state is the only one that comes close to having all elements of a strong pre-k program?

That’s right - Alabama! 🎉

#PreK4AL #StrongStartStrongFinish