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.
COVID-19 DECE Site Closures:
For the Alabama Head Start Grantee Closures click here.
For First Class Pre-K Site Closures click here.
COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus Resources:
CDC guidance on how to keep the workplace, school, and home safe Flyer:
For the Governor's Coronavirus Preparation Memo click here.
For the COVID-19 Department of Early Childhood Education Family Guidance Info click here.
For the ALSDE communications and resources to help understand the K-12 school’s role during a closure click here.
For the ALSDE Child Nutrition Program (CNP) Meal Service Guidance During COVID-19 click here.
For Infant & Early Childhood Resources for Parents and Children click here.
For Staying Sane While Working From Home click here.
DECE Twitter Feed
Secretary of Early Childhood Education, Jeana Ross, will be providing an update on the agency’s dynamic continuity plan. We remain committed to meeting the needs of Alabama’s children, families, and early educators.
The Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education has put together an extensive resource guide for families and educators, including: Health and nutrition, child development, parenting, and early learning.
“I will teach you here or there, I will teach because I care!” Deeply grateful for all our students, educators, and their families who are adapting to school closures with innovation, creativity, and flexibility. We’re here for you.