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Online pre-registration applications for the 2021-2022 school year may be submitted beginning January 15, 2021.

To pre-register a child for the current 2020-2021 school year, click here.

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Click here to find a First Class Pre-K or First Teacher Home Visiting program.

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The First Class Pre-K funding application for new classrooms is now open for the 2021-2022 school year.  Applications will close March 12th at 5:00 pm.

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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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Second stop today was Notasulga High School. Principal @lasisihooks has a beautiful Pre-K through 12th school. Everyone was busy learning and having fun! #PreK4AL
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. @barbarajeancoop, @SenBillyBeasley, Rep. @Pebblin4U and ADECE staff had a great visit in Notasulga. First stop was the Notasulga Head Start center. #PreK4AL https://t.co/cW7sM3TQnk AL_DECE photo
The Pre-K students were excited to welcome @GovernorKayIvey to the Kate Duncan Smith DAR School in Marshall County this morning! #PreK4AL https://t.co/qVPbppkhbl AL_DECE photo
Earlier this week, Sec. Cooper and ADECE staff were delighted to speak to ministers from Lee and surrounding counites about Pre-K, Home Visiting, and other programs offered by the ADECE. Thank you to Rev. Clifford Jones for the invitation! https://t.co/rKwchfAldW AL_DECE photo
These FCPK students at South Shelby Baptist Early Learning Center like to party like it’s Friday every day of the week! https://t.co/9P1AywPFqi
#WIDAEarlyYears eLearning is on the move! WIDA Early Years eLearning is moving to the #WIDA Secure Portal, a members-only hub for WIDA professional learning courses and resources, on October 1, 2021. Learn more: