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Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Awards FY19 | Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Awards FY19 In FY19, HRSA awarded $350,589,622 in funding to 56 states, territories, and nonprofit organizations through its Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV Program). This program supports communities to provide voluntary, evidence-based home visiting services to women during pregnancy, and to parents with young

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Expanding First Class Pre-K: A Bessemer day care joins Alabama’s lauded preschool program. Thousands more 4-year-olds statewide also stand to benefit from expansion.

Expanding First Class Pre-K: A Bessemer day care joins Alabama’s lauded preschool program. Thousands more 4-year-olds statewide also stand to benefit from expansion.  When school started in Bessemer Aug. 12, a faith-based child care center, Trinity Love Center, had something many Alabama public schools don’t yet have — a First Class Pre-K. Trinity Love Center is

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Pre-K Initiative Expanding in Five Metro Counties (Birmingham Business Journal)

Pre-K initiative expanding in five metro counties The initiative will now support child care centers in Blout, Shelby, St. Clair, Walker and Jefferson counties. An initiative to help pre-kindergarten classrooms grow is expanding in five metro Birmingham counties. Through technical assistance and a support system, the Early Learning Action Network aims to work with child

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Dale County Schools Pick 54 Students for Three New Pre-K Classrooms (Dothan Eagle)

Dale County Schools pick 54 students for three new pre-K classroom   SUBMITTED BY DALE COUNTY SCHOOLSBrand new furniture and equipment is being set up in Newton Elementary’s new state-funded pre-K classroom.     In less than two years, the Dale County school district went from having no pre-K classrooms to having four. Superintendent Ben

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High Demand for Pre-K: Hoover Used Lottery System to Choose 90 New Students (ABC 33/40)

High demand for Pre-K: Hoover used lottery system to choose 90 new students An effort is underway to give more Alabama four-year-olds access to Alabama’s First Class Pre-Kindergarten program. Demand is high for the nationally ranked program, but spots are limited. This year, Alabama will add 164 new classrooms statewide. Five of those new classrooms

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United Way of Central Alabama and Allies to Expand Nationally Successful Alabama First Class Pre-K Program (Bham Now)

United Way of Central Alabama and allies to expand nationally successful Alabama First Class Pre-K Program Photo courtesy of the United Way of Central Alabama This week, an initiative that has helped 11 private childcare centers in Jefferson County receive state pre-k funding is expanding into Blount, Shelby, St. Clair and Walker counties. Pre-K advocates

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New Pre-K Classrooms Open, But Advocates Still Want to Cut Down Wait Lists (WSFA 12 News)

New pre-k classrooms open, but advocates still want to cut down wait lists MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – Hundreds of more kids will have access to Alabama’s pre-k program. Around 164 new pre-k classes are making their way to Alabama for the upcoming school year. This comes after the state legislature allocated $26.8 million more for

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Pre-K Program Lowers Discipline Rates for Students’ Middle and High School Years (AL Political Reporter)

Pre-K program lowers discipline rates for students’ middle and high school years New research suggests students who have participated in Alabama’s First Class Pre-K program, a voluntary, public early education program, are about half as likely to have disciplinary problems throughout their school careers than students who didn’t participate in the program. The analysis was

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