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The First Class Pre-K funding application for new classrooms is now open for the 2020-2021 school year, deadline March 13, 2020.

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The award-winning documentary film, “Starting at Zero: Reimagining Education in America,” focuses on Alabama’s nationally-recognized First Class Pre-K program and highlights state leaders, including Governor Ivey, who continue to strongly support the expansion of and prioritize investment in high quality early learning and care programs.

The documentary was filmed at locations throughout Alabama in 2017-2019 and prominently features First Class Pre-K and First Teacher Home Visiting educators, Department staff, and business and community stakeholders.


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“Alabama’s First-Class Pre-K program is a shining success.

There have been good policies by our legislative leadership and @GovernorKayIvey to provide the stable, sustained funding so strong programs can make a difference."

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Thanks for sharing 🌟 The school year is off to a great start in Alabama First Class Pre-K.

Every day is a great day in the nation’s #1 highest quality pre-k!

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Courtney J. Davis @iamcjaed
It was soooo awesome to see our Pre-K Babies on their first day or traditional school at @pleasantgrovees!!! Great Job today @AndieSpradling and @dmenefee18!!! #BetterTogether #JEFCOEDStrong 💜💛💜🏫💯 https://t.co/wWAx8ElxqQ

Thanks for sharing ❤️

Ensuring our educators and students are safe and healthy is our top priority. Every day is a great day in the nation’s #1 highest quality pre-k!

#PreK4AL #ALPreKContinues #StrongStartStrongFinish #BornReadyMovement https://t.co/fhlT7ZIO16
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Andie Spradling @AndieSpradling
Doesn’t everyone tell their students to walk like a zombie in the hallways when we come to school???
Loved taking photos of what Traditional Prek will look like to share on WebEx today!
@dmenefee18 @pleasantgrovees https://t.co/hjUZrLv74e

Registration is still open for Alabama First Class Pre-K, the nation's #1 highest quality pre-k program!

Limestone County Schools have 10 pre-k classrooms open for enrollment:

#PreK4AL #ALPreKContinues #StrongStartStrongFinish #BornReadyMovement

We're proud that Alabama First Class Pre-K serves as the foundation of @GovernorKayIvey #StrongStartStrongFinish Education-to-Workforce Vision for Alabama 👏

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