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Pre-K Workers Hope New Classrooms Help State’s Education System Ranking (Rocket City Now)

Pre-K workers hope new classrooms help state’s education system ranking New Pre-K classrooms are getting ready to open their doors for the first time. It’s thanks to government money to fund more than 160 new classrooms across the state. It’s cut down waiting lists, but there are still hundreds of kids just in Madison County

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Gadsden City Schools Receive Funding for First Teacher Home Visiting Program (The Gadsden Times)

City schools receive funding for First Teacher Home Visiting program The Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education granted Gadsden City Schools funding for a First Teacher Home Visiting program, according to a news release from the department. The new program will use two evidence-based models of service delivery: Home Instruction for the Parents of Preschool

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Wetumpka Elementary School gets $45K grant

Wetumpka Elementary School gets $45K grant Facebook Twi  Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education announced 41 new classrooms will be funded through the Pre-K through 3rd Grade (P-3) Integrated Approach to Early Learning, including Wetumpka Elementary School which will receive $45,000. “Alabama children have reaped the benefits of our nationally

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Alabama takes another step forward in early childhood education

Alabama takes another step forward in early childhood education Alabama continues to show that early childhood education is critical to turning the state’s overall education metrics around. On Tuesday, Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education announced that 41 new classrooms will be funded through the Pre-K through 3rd Grade Integrated Approach to

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North Alabama Classrooms Receive State Funding Through Elementary School Initiative

North Alabama classrooms receive state funding through elementary school initative MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Early Education announced Tuesday 41 new classrooms will be funded through the Pre-K – 3rd Grade Integrated Approach to Early Learning (P-3). An additional 32 Kindergarten classrooms, five first-grade classrooms, and four second-grade classrooms will be funded under the

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This Deep-Red State Decided to Make a Serious Investment in Preschools

Alabama state senator Trip Pittman had always sort of questioned whether nursery schools were worth the investment. Pittman, a conservative Republican, figured the kinds of things you’re supposed to learn before kindergarten—washing your hands, tying your shoes, minding your manners—might best be taught by parents and grandparents at home. Conservatives often argue that kids who

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State Rep. David Faulkner Visited Preschoolers as They Celebrated Black History Month

State Rep. David Faulkner visited preschoolers as they celebrated Black History Month Photo courtesy of Foundations Early Learning & Family Center State Rep. David Faulkner shakes hands with a Foundations preschool student dressed as former Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford. State Rep. David Faulkner (District 46) of Mountain Brook, whose district includes portions of Homewood, Hoover and Mountain

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