“Ensuring that Alabama’s children are prepared for school success and lifelong learning through voluntary high-quality Pre-K programs.”

The Department of Early Childhood Education: Office of School Readiness administers Alabama’s state administered diverse delivery, voluntary, high quality Pre-K program. The classes are funded through a grant process that sites throughout the state are awarded according to their ability to meet specific quality assurances and abide by rigorous operating guidelines. Alabama’s Pre-K program, First Class, has been awarded the highest quality rating by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) for the past nine years.
Find out more about Alabama's Voluntary First Class Pre-K Program