The Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education (ADECE) is Alabama’s designated lead agency for home visiting, aligning it with the department’s other early childhood system initiatives.
The ADECE provides grant funding for voluntary home visiting programs that focus on school readiness and family and child health and well-being as well as help families access resources in their communities. All ADECE-funded programs use an evidence-based home visiting model that matches families with trained professionals to provide information and support. Programs may enroll pregnant women and continue to serve the family until the child enters kindergarten. While services may be received elsewhere, the home is the primary setting for service delivery.
First Teacher Home Visiting programs serve families in all 67 counties across Alabama. Because of limited financial resources, even counties offering home visiting services may have families on waiting lists.