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New federal funds could boost Georgia’s mental health care for toddlers

“Dallas Rabig, state coordinator for infant and early childhood mental health, walked the group through the creation of an umbrella agency called First 5 Alabama. It started with a grant that paid for hiring Rabig, who worked with the University of Alabama to create a model. Early intervention pilot sites were established in 2015, through

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State Lawmakers, Pre-K Advocates tour Coleman Center

State Lawmakers, Pre-K Advocates tour Coleman Center State lawmakers from throughout the Wiregrass toured the Coleman Center for Early Learning and Family Enrichment Tuesday to learn how Troy University’s new early learning lab school can inform efforts to improve the quality of early childhood education programs across the state. The Coleman Center provides high-quality early

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State legislators, pre-k advocates visit Coleman Center to examine future of early education

Representatives from the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education and members of the Alabama School Readiness Alliance’s board of directors along with State lawmakers tour the Coleman Center for Early Learning and Family Enrichment on Tuesday morning.     State legislators and pre-kindergarten advocates visited the Coleman Center for Early Learning and Family Enrichment on

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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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