Monthly Archives: January 2019

Alabama’s First Class Pre-K Program Ranked Nation’s Best Once Again (November 9, 2018)

Alabama’s First Class Pre-K program ranked nation’s best once again Alabama is ranked number one in the nation in something besides football, and under Governor Kay Ivey’s leadership, this type of success appears to be becoming a strong trend. A recently released report named Alabama’s First Class Pre-K program as America’s best once again, lauding

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Only One State Comes Close to Having all the Elements of a Strong Pre-K Program, Report Finds (November 9, 2018)

Dive Brief: •More than half of the nation’s state-funded preschool programs operate for only half a day — which often doesn’t meet the needs of working parents — and a majority of states are not readily able to provide information on the quality of their programs, according to a report released Thursday, which rates programs

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Governor Ivey Announces $10.6 Million Grant Awarded to Early Childhood Education (January 8, 2019)

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey announced on Tuesday that the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education was awarded $10,620,000 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child Care (OCC) through their Preschool Development Grant Birth Through Five (PDG B-5) Program. “We welcome these much-needed funds to help us focus on building

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