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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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New First Teacher Home Visiting Program Grant Applications

The ADECE has opened a competitive grant process for NEW First Teacher Home Visiting Programs state-wide. Applicants will be asked to choose to use either the Parents as Teachers or HIPPY model of service delivery and to provide justification for a new program or program expansion in their area. Applications will be accepted until 5:00pm on November 30, 2021. For more information, please contact Kesha Whitehead (kesha.whitehead@ece.alabama.gov) in north Alabama or Jani Johnson (jani.johnson@ece.alabama.gov) in south Alabama. When you are ready to complete your application in Foundant, please contact Margaret Colley (margaret.colley@ece.alabama.gov) if you need a username and password.

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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. @barbarajeancoop welcomed over 60 educational leaders to launch the AL Transition to Kindergarten ToolKit! https://t.co/a7poBCxR4W AL_DECE photo
It was great to be in Marshall County on Tuesday! Thanks to @ALConservative and @wes_kitchens for joining @barbarajeancoop as they visited Pre-K classrooms and listened to local school leaders!
#PreK4AL https://t.co/YKfTNdC96V
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Secretary ⁦ @barbarajeancoop⁩ joined ⁦ @AlabamaAchieves Supt.⁩ @egmackey⁩ and ⁦ @ACCS_Education⁩ Chancellor Baker on a panel with ⁦ @AL_League⁩ leaders at their EDI this morning. https://t.co/HM9tAi5ff3 AL_DECE photo