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State highlights local school’s early childhood development program

State highlights local school’s early childhood development program A local school is being highlighted for their early childhood development program. The Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education chose Madison County Elementary in Gurley as one of its locations to tell the early childhood development story in the state. A team visited the school Friday to

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Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education awarded $33M federal grant

Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education awarded $33M federal grant Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced that the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education has been newly awarded a total of $33 million by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Education for a renewal of the state’s Preschool Development

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Alabama Expanding Education to Younger Students with P-3

Alabama expanding education to younger students with P-3   MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — You maybe familiar with the state’s pre-kindergarten program, but there’s now an extension of that called the Alabama Pre-K– 3rd Grade Integrated Approach to Early Learning, or P-3, that builds upon student success and narrows the achievement gap by expanding access to

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How One State Seeks to Help Parents with Early Child Development

How One State Seeks to Help Parents with Early Child Development Parents can access a variety of tips for structured play, filtered by age range, location and activity. Shutterstock Even for dedicated and well-meaning parents, the task of shepherding a young child’s educational and emotional development can be daunting. In Alabama, new parents can now

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Alabama Launches New Early Education Initiative with Eye on Future Workforce

Alabama launches new early education initiative with eye on future workforce By Angel Coker  – Banking and Legal Reporter, Birmingham Business Journal Dec 3, 2019, 4:06pm EST A new statewide initiative could have significant implications for the state’s workforce development efforts. The Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education has launched Born Ready, a movement focused on

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State Launches “Born Ready” Parenting Movement

State launches ‘Born Ready’ parenting movement MONTGOMERY — Alabama’s Department of Early Childhood Education will take the lead on a new movement designed to encourage parents of young children to practice healthy and instructive techniques that will help their children become better learners. The department has experienced extraordinary success in the last decade building the

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Alabama Looks to continue National Leadership in Early Childhood Education with Born Ready Movement

Alabama looks to continue national leadership in early childhood education with Born Ready movement Alabama already has boasted the nation’s best pre-k program for the last 13 consecutive years. Now, the state is spearheading a new “movement” so even more of its citizens will benefit from quality early childhood education. On Tuesday, Governor Kay Ivey

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State Lawmakers and Pre-K Advocates Tour W.C. Handy Early Childhood Development Center

State Lawmakers and Pre-K Advocates Tour W.C. Handy Early Childhood Development Center FLORENCE, Ala. – The Office of School Readiness defines school readiness as, “a condition whereby children enter school with an enthusiasm for learning.” That’s made evident by the children at Florence City Schools’ W.C. Handy Early Childhood Development Center. The school opened as

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