Monthly Archives: May 2020

Governor Ivey Announces Alabama First Class Pre-K Program Adding 55 New Classrooms in 25 Counties

Governor Ivey Announces Alabama First Class Pre-K Program Adding 55 New Classrooms in 25 Counties Governor Kay Ivey, as part of the 2019 inaugural initiative to promote children reading, visited a First Class Pre-K class at Providence Elementary School Thursday January 10, 2019 in Huntsville, Ala. Governor Ivey read, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric

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Alabama adding 55 First Class Pre-K classrooms — ‘Model of excellence’

Alabama adding 55 First Class Pre-K classrooms — ‘Model of excellence’ Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education on Tuesday proudly announced that the world-class Alabama First Class Pre-K program will add 55 new classrooms to 25 counties this coming fall. The department received 163 new classroom applications, and 123 of

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Governor Ivey Announces Alabama First Class Pre-K Continues Leading the Nation in Quality, Increases Pre-K Enrollment

Governor Ivey Announces Alabama First Class Pre-K Continues Leading the Nation in Quality, Increases Pre-K Enrollment Governor Kay Ivey, as part of the 2019 inaugural initiative to promote children reading, visited a First Class Pre-K class at Huffman Academy Friday January 10, 2019 in Birmingham, Ala. Governor Ivey read, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric

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Pre-to-3: Coalitions in 6 states join growing ‘Early Learning Nation’

Pre-to-3: Coalitions in 6 states join growing ‘Early Learning Nation’ For community leaders building action plans in the middle of a pandemic, “the work has changed but it hasn’t stopped.” This latest Pre-to-3 column highlights a new tool for planning communitywide initiatives focusing on school readiness. Past installments of Pre-to-3 can be found here.   When Building

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Alabama’s First Class Pre-K program ranked nation’s best for 14th straight year

Alabama’s First Class Pre-K program ranked nation’s best for 14th straight year Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced that the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) has ranked Alabama First Class Pre-K as the nation’s highest quality state pre-kindergarten program for the 14th consecutive year. In a statement, Ivey said, “Alabama First Class Pre-K is

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Alabama First Class Pre-K Ranked Nation’s Highest Quality Program for 14th Straight Year

Alabama First Class Pre-K Ranked Nation’s Highest Quality Program for 14th Straight Year Posted: Apr 22, 2020 10:34 AM CDT by Alabama News Network Staff Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced that the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) ranks Alabama First Class Pre-K as the nation’s highest quality state pre-kindergarten program for the 14th consecutive year.

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Alabama First Class Pre-K ranked highest quality in nation for 14th year

Alabama First Class Pre-K ranked highest quality in nation for 14th year MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – Alabama First Class Pre-K has been ranked as the country’s highest quality state pre-kindergarten program, Gov. Kay Ivey announced Wednesday. Ivey said this is the 14th consecutive year that the National Institute for Early Education Research has ranked the

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Pre-to-3: While some preschoolers learn online, most programs seek stability

Pre-to-3: While some preschoolers learn online, most programs seek stability Stimulus funds provide $3.5 billion that will help cover the cost of care for children of essential workers, but offer “minimal resources to providers or their staff.” Permission granted by Alabama Department of Early Childhood This latest Pre-to-3 column focuses on the disruption in the

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