Homepage
Helping All Alabama Children Thrive and Learn

Inspiring, supporting, and delivering high quality care and early education.

Image is not available
For Families

For Families

Information and locators for programs, supports, and other resources for families
Learn More
For Educators

For Educators

Assessments, grants and funding, professional development, and more support for teachers
Learn More
For Advocates

For Advocates

Directory, newsletter, policies, and additional internal and legislative resources
Learn More
About the Department

About the Department

MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education is to innovate, support, and deliver cohesive, equitable systems of high-quality care and education so that Alabama children and families thrive and learn.
Learn More

October 2022 Newsletter

Purpose of Monthly Newsletter: We are committed to being transparent in communicating our priorities for the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education (ADECE). We have created the ADECE Monthly Newsletter to ensure our public remains ...
Read More
Featured News

Featured News

Pre-registration for First Class Pre-K for the 2022-2023 school year may be completed on the AlaCEED (Alabama Childcare and Early Education Dashboard) site. Beginning January 15th, pre-registration will begin for the 2023-2024 school year. Watch for more information.
More Information

For Families, Parents, and Caregivers

The different programs within the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education (ADECE) offer a variety of resources that support families, parents, and caregivers in helping children get the best possible start in life. Learn more about these programs and explore links to websites providing information about topics of interest including child development, health and nutrition, and parenting tips.

For Educators, Providers, and Directors

The ADECE offers a wide variety of resources designed to provide support for professionals dedicated to ensuring children benefit from high quality early childhood education. Resources included relate to areas such as developmentally appropriate practice, early childhood interventions, challenging behaviors, child assessment, guidelines for quality early childhood programs, professional learning, and leadership.

For Advocates, Policymakers, and Partners

There are many advocates who support the important work of the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education (ADECE) and its various programs, and there are many educational leaders who help to carry out that work. Collaboration with these valued partners is vital to achieving the goals and mission of the ADECE, so recognizing their efforts and keeping them informed is a priority for the department.