The Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education
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Creating Possibilities in the Lives of Alabama's Children


The Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education, or ADECE, is responsible for

  • Establishing coordination and communication with state and local agencies and child advocacy groups
  • Seeking additional resources to invest in the welfare of children and families
  • Connecting Alabama families with available services
  • Enhancing and developing programs to prepare children for a life of learning and to support the well being of families

ADECE is comprised of

  • Alabama Children's Policy Councils
  • Alabama Head Start State Collaboration Office
  • Children First Trust Fund
  • Early Childhood Advisory Council
  • Office of Early Learning and Family Support
    • First Teacher
  • Office of School Readiness
    • First Class: Alabama's Voluntary Pre-K


First Class Pre-K New Grantees:
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