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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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Great News! Reach Out and Read Alabama will expand to cover the pilot counties in Campaign for Grade Level Reading by June 1! 📚 https://t.co/5A2ZQXD9gP AL_DECE photo

This morning Sec. @barbarajeancoop read about Pete the Cat to the children in the First Class Pre-K classroom at Monroeville Elementary! We hope everyone picks up a book and enjoys a story to celebrate Read Across America!
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#ReadAcrossAmericaDay https://t.co/5xrtwUBSnI
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Interested in working with Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education? Click the link below ⬇️ to check out our current job openings!

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📚 It’s Read Across America Day! @AL_DECE was excited to provide over 46,000 books to the children in our First Class Pre-K classrooms. Each child received 2 books to keep, and each classroom received a book for their classroom library.

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Thank you for sharing! We ❤️the smiling faces!📚 https://t.co/xwrTpQx9EM
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BlueSpringsMustangs @BSEMustangs
The Alabama Department of Early Childhood gave our BSE PreK students two books for each child to take home with them and keep.

Thank you ADEC for these wonderful gifts! @LCSforKids https://t.co/WKlr82XJMG

We are so glad you like them! Enjoy!❤️📚 https://t.co/v5GvKNv1Gd
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Julia Wall CALT @JuliaJwall
Thank you so much to the Department of Early Childhood for the wonderful boxes of books and supplies for our First Class Pre-K classrooms. @AL_DECE @TannerElemAL https://t.co/m8zH2DcATv