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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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🎉It’s the last day of Week of the Young Child and today we are celebrating #FamilyFriday. Parents and families are children’s first teacher. Engaging families at home as well as school families support our youngest learners.

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📌Harmony School receives funding for new early learning program:

“Since implementing the P3 program into their pre-K class three years ago, testing scores have improved as well as other areas, including behavior."

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Week of the Young Child #TastyTuesday and #WorkTogetherWednesday combined as these children at Head Start learn about nutrition and planting gardens. Working together to make a classroom vegetable garden! What a fun way to learn!🥕🍅🥦

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🎨 Today is #ArtsyThursday as Week of the Young Child continues! Art activities encourage creativity and imagination while social and fine muscle skills are developed. What masterpiece will you create today?

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💪Today is #WorkTogetherWednesday for Week of the Young Child. When children work together they learn the importance of teamwork while developing their social and early literacy skills.

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🧑‍🍳It's #TastyTuesday of the Week of the Young Child! Including children in everyday tasks like cooking helps to connect math with literacy skills and science. It also encourages healthy habits! What is your favorite snack to prepare together?

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