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.


Alabama’s Preschool Development Grant, Birth Through Five

To view the preschool development grant click here.

To view the 2019 Strategic Plan: Preschool Development Grant, Birth Through Five click here.

To view the 2019 Needs Assessment: Preschool Development Grant, Birth Through Five click here.


ANNUAL REPORT 2019

To view the annual report click here.


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.


2019 Legislative Presentation, Secretary Jeana Ross

To view the annual legislative report click here.