Help Me Grow (HMG) connects families to health and state developmental resources so children (birth to age eight) can start school healthy and ready to succeed.

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Click here to read about Professional Development for First Class Pre-K or First Teacher Home Visiting...

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The First Class Pre-K grant application for the 2018-2019 school year is now closed

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Click the link below to access the 2018-19 New Grantee Training Presentation.

New Grantee Training


STARTING AT ZERO: Reimagining Education in America

DECE Twitter Feed

3 days ago
Highlight | Investing in quality early childhood education has a lifelong impact! It’s not just academic outcomes but also the economic and social benefits of quality pre-k that continue to pay dividends well into adulthood.

#PreK4AL #StrongStartStrongFinish
4 days ago
Highlight | Nearly all children who participate in First Class Pre-K finish the school year meeting or exceeding expectations across all domains of school readiness - including math, literacy, cognitive, language, physical, and social-emotional learning.

4 days ago
How does Alabama show a commitment to high quality pre-k? By continuing to support increased and sustainable funding, providing educators with professional learning, and using high quality data to promote continuous quality improvement. #PreK4AL #StateOfPreschool
4 days ago
How does Alabama design for success? By providing programs with coherent standards for quality, sufficient and stable resources, local flexibility, and using data to inform policy and practice. Success begins before pre-k and must continue through K-3. #PreK4AL #StateOfPreschool
6 days ago
✅ Largest ever single-year increase in #PreK4AL program funding
✅ Officially breaking the 1,000 classroom mark
✅ $1.5 million grant from @WK_Kellogg_Fdn for Alabama’s P-3 pilot program

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