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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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“We are excited to add 135 new classrooms to our First Class Pre-K program in the coming year. Thank you to the organizations within the early learning mixed delivery system who have stepped up to partner with us to provide this valuable opportunity.”-Sec. Cooper @barbarajeancoop https://t.co/omsD7Ipoa0

📢The 2021 Alabama Early Childhood Education Conference is seeking dynamic session speakers who will engage with and energize early childhood professionals. Click on the link below to submit your proposal.

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Commissioner Boswell (center), Kim Hammack, Dr. Tammie McCurry, and Gayla Caddell (left to right)
proudly display Governor Ivey’s Proclamation for Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

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Talk with me, Play with me, Comfort me- Talking with, playing with, and comforting children has a big impact on the social and emotional development of children.

#MyWellBeingGrowsWithYou
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#ChildrensMentalHealthAwareness

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Your stress and your mental health matter! Stressful experiences that are ongoing can lead to exhaustion, irritability, difficulty dealing with everyday events, and signs of anxiety or depression.

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Talk with me, Play with me, Carry me- Simple every day interactions have a big impact on the well being and mental health of children.

#MyWellBeingGrowsWithYou
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#ChildrensMentalHealthAwareness

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