About Us

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education is to inspire, support, and deliver cohesive, comprehensive systems of high quality education and care so that all Alabama children thrive and learn.

                    


THE ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION IS COMPRISED OF

Alabama Children's Policy Councils » Early Childhood Advisory Council
Alabama Head Start State Collaboration Office
Children First Trust Fund
Office of Early Learning and Family Support » First Teacher Home Visiting
Office of Early Childhood Development and Professional Support
Office of School Readiness » Alabama First Class Pre-K

THE ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION TARGETS ARE

1. All Alabama children are ready for school success.
2. All Alabama families are strengthened and equipped to support children in their learning.
3. All Alabama communities are committed to actions, programs and policies that positively impact families and children.
4. Alabama is a nationally recognized leader in Early Childhood Education.

DECE ANNUAL REPORT 2018

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Executive Order 49: Designating the Alabama Children’s Policy Council as the State’s Early Childhood Advisory Council.

To view the executive order click here.


Act No. 2015 - 160: Name Change to the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education.

To view the act click here.