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School administrators hold grand opening of Early Childhood Center

School administrators hold grand opening of Early Childhood Center The Russellville City Schools ...

Governor Ivey Announces Creation of the Alabama Family Central Website

Governor Ivey Announces Creation of the Alabama Family Central Website September 28, 2020 Press ...

Alabama’s First Class Pre-K a bright spot in state’s Black Belt, report finds

Alabama’s First Class Pre-K a bright spot in state’s Black Belt, report finds (STOCK PHOTO)’ ...

Ivey creates Alabama STEM Council

Ivey creates Alabama STEM Council September 22, 2020 By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News ...

Prekindergarten a ‘shining success’ in rural Alabama: Black Belt 2020

Prekindergarten a ‘shining success’ in rural Alabama: Black Belt 2020 Posted Sep 22, 7:15 AM By ...

Before-and-after photos show how the pandemic has changed classroom setups

Before-and-after photos show how the pandemic has changed classroom setups Monica HumphriesSep 1, ...

The Persistence of Reading and Math Proficiency: the Benefits of Alabama’s Pre-Kindergarten Program Endure in Elementary and Middle School

Abstract Preschool programs provide opportunities to improve early childhood educational outcomes ...

Coleman Center receives federal grant to assist teachers, children

Coleman Center receives federal grant to assist teachers, children The Alabama Department of Early ...

Coleman Center lands $593k federal grant to support high-quality learning and care

Coleman Center lands $593k federal grant to support high-quality learning and care Representatives ...

Documentary shows Alabama’s First Class Pre-K program as model of excellence for rest of nation

Documentary shows Alabama’s First Class Pre-K program as model of excellence for rest of nation A ...

Alabama’s First Class Pre-K program gets more national attention

Alabama’s First Class Pre-K program gets more national attention The article analyzed a recent ...

Pre-K will happen in AL, here’s how to sign up

Pre-K will happen in AL, here’s how to sign up By Brittany Dionne | August 5, 2020 at 10:49 PM& ...

Troy University’s Coleman Center receives grant from ADECE

Troy University’s Coleman Center receives grant from ADECE Troy University’s Coleman Center ...

‘There’s no place like Moulton Head Start:’ Early learning center welcomed students back after COVID-19 closure

‘There’s no place like Moulton Head Start:’ Early learning center welcomed ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

University Place Hands out Learning Packets for Pre-K Students

UNIVERSITY PLACE HANDS OUT LEARNING PACKETS FOR PRE-K STUDENTS BY WVUA 23 ON MAY 14, 2020 Over 500 ...

Alabama First Class Pre-K earns high mark, increases enrollment

Alabama First Class Pre-K earns high mark, increases enrollment April 23, 2020 at 10:47 AM CDT & ...

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 ...

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: ...

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) & ...

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 ...

Selma Strong Start Pre-K Center Looking for Students

Selma Strong Start Pre-K Center Looking for Students From the West Alabama Newsroom– Selma City ...

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed advocates for expansion of national-best Alabama First Class Pre-K program

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed advocates for expansion of national-best Alabama First Class Pre-K ...

Mayor Steven Reed raises awareness of state funds for pre-K programs

Mayor Steven Reed raises awareness of state funds for pre-K programs Mayor Reed visited Providence ...

Montgomery mayor pushing to expand First Class Pre-K

Montgomery mayor pushing to expand First Class Pre-K Montgomery mayor pushing to expand First ...

State highlights local school’s early childhood development program

State highlights local school’s early childhood development program A local school is being ...

Governor Ivey Announces $33 Million Renewal Grant Awarded to Early Childhood Education

Governor Ivey Announces $33 Million Renewal Grant Awarded to Early Childhood Education Press ...

Alabama gets $33 million to support learning from birth to age 5

Alabama gets $33 million to support learning from birth to age 5 A First Class Pre-K classroom in ...

Governor Ivey Announces $33 Million Renewal Grant Awarded to Early Childhood Education

Governor Ivey Announces $33 Million Renewal Grant Awarded to Early Childhood Education Governor ...

Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education awarded $33M federal grant

Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education awarded $33M federal grant Governor Kay Ivey on ...

Alabama Expanding Education to Younger Students with P-3

Alabama expanding education to younger students with P-3   MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — You ...

How One State Seeks to Help Parents with Early Child Development

How One State Seeks to Help Parents with Early Child Development Parents can access a variety of ...

Alabama Launches New Early Education Initiative with Eye on Future Workforce

Alabama launches new early education initiative with eye on future workforce By Angel Coker  – ...

Governor Ivey Announces Born Ready Statewide Movement

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey and Secretary of Early Childhood Education Jeana Ross on Tuesday ...

State Launches “Born Ready” Parenting Movement

State launches ‘Born Ready’ parenting movement MONTGOMERY — Alabama’s Department of ...

Ivey Announces “Born Ready” Movement Aimed at Shaping Young Minds

Ivey announces ‘Born Ready’ movement aimed at shaping young minds Posted Dec 03, 2019 The ‘ ...

Alabama Looks to continue National Leadership in Early Childhood Education with Born Ready Movement

Alabama looks to continue national leadership in early childhood education with Born Ready ...

State Lawmakers and Pre-K Advocates Tour W.C. Handy Early Childhood Development Center

State Lawmakers and Pre-K Advocates Tour W.C. Handy Early Childhood Development Center FLORENCE, ...

New federal funds could boost Georgia’s mental health care for toddlers

“Dallas Rabig, state coordinator for infant and early childhood mental health, walked the group ...

No Waiting List for Pre-K

No Waiting List for Pre-K For the first time in the history of its Pre-K program, the Chambers ...

State Lawmakers, Pre-K Advocates tour Coleman Center

State Lawmakers, Pre-K Advocates tour Coleman Center State lawmakers from throughout the Wiregrass ...

State legislators, pre-k advocates visit Coleman Center to examine future of early education

Representatives from the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education and members of the ...

Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Awards FY19 | Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Awards FY19 In FY19, HRSA awarded $350,589,622 ...

Pre-K Initiative Expanding in Five Metro Counties (Birmingham Business Journal)

Pre-K initiative expanding in five metro counties The initiative will now support child care ...

Greystone Elementary Welcomes Back Students, Including Pre-K (Shelby County Reporter)

Greystone Elementary welcomes back students—including Pre-K HOOVER – The first day of a new school ...

Dale County Schools Pick 54 Students for Three New Pre-K Classrooms (Dothan Eagle)

Dale County Schools pick 54 students for three new pre-K classroom   SUBMITTED BY DALE COUNTY ...

High Demand for Pre-K: Hoover Used Lottery System to Choose 90 New Students (ABC 33/40)

High demand for Pre-K: Hoover used lottery system to choose 90 new students An effort is underway ...

United Way of Central Alabama and Allies to Expand Nationally Successful Alabama First Class Pre-K Program (Bham Now)

United Way of Central Alabama and allies to expand nationally successful Alabama First Class Pre-K ...

New Pre-K Classrooms Open, But Advocates Still Want to Cut Down Wait Lists (WSFA 12 News)

New pre-k classrooms open, but advocates still want to cut down wait lists MONTGOMERY, Ala. ) & ...

Pre-K Program Lowers Discipline Rates for Students’ Middle and High School Years (AL Political Reporter)

Pre-K program lowers discipline rates for students’ middle and high school years New research ...

The Power of Pre-K (WBRC)

The power of pre-K BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – I don’t think it can be over stated – the ...

Dale County Schools Hold Lottery for Pre-K (WTVY)

Dale County schools hold lottery for pre-k NEWTON, Ala. (WTVY) — Dale County parents are ...

HEART Academy Getting First Class Pre-K (Athens News Courier)

HEART Academy getting First Class Pre-K HEART Academy at Julian Newman Elementary School will be ...

School Officials Open Pre-K at Kingston (Selma Times Journal)

School officials open Pre-K at Kingston A new location and new classrooms were just a few of the ...

Pre-K Workers Hope New Classrooms Help State’s Education System Ranking (Rocket City Now)

Pre-K workers hope new classrooms help state’s education system ranking New Pre-K classrooms are ...

Gadsden City Schools Receive Funding for First Teacher Home Visiting Program (The Gadsden Times)

City schools receive funding for First Teacher Home Visiting program The Alabama Department of ...

Governor Ivey Announces 164 New First Class Pre-K Classrooms in First Round of Grants

Governor Ivey Announces 164 New First Class Pre-K Classrooms in First Round of Grants Press ...

Wetumpka Elementary School gets $45K grant

Wetumpka Elementary School gets $45K grant Facebook Twi  Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department ...

Alabama takes another step forward in early childhood education

Alabama takes another step forward in early childhood education Alabama continues to show that ...

North Alabama Classrooms Receive State Funding Through Elementary School Initiative

North Alabama classrooms receive state funding through elementary school initative MONTGOMERY,. ...

Alabama to Expand its Pre-K through Third-Grade Program

AL to expand its Pre-K through third-grade program The state is building off its No. 1 in the ...

Gov. Ivey Announces 41 New Classrooms Funded Through Pre-K – 3rd Grade Integrated Approach to Early Learning

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education on Tuesday ...

This Deep-Red State Decided to Make a Serious Investment in Preschools

Alabama state senator Trip Pittman had always sort of questioned whether nursery schools were ...

State Rep. David Faulkner Visited Preschoolers as They Celebrated Black History Month

State Rep. David Faulkner visited preschoolers as they celebrated Black History Month Photo ...

Now It’s Time for Alabama to Refocus on Education, Pre-K Program a Model

Now it’s time for Alabama to refocus on education, pre-K program a model By Mark Dixon, Mark Dixon ...

How Pinwheels and Play-Doh Could Address Post-Tornado Trauma in Lee County

How pinwheels and Play-Doh could address post-tornado trauma in Lee County At first glance, the ...

Child Comfort Kits Given to Red Cross

Child Comfort Kits given to Red Cross Dallas Rabig, of the Department of Early Childhood, ...

Reed Armed With Knowledge from Local Educators

Reed armed with knowledge from local educators Reed is pictured in a First Class Pre-K classroom ...

Early Childhood Mental Health Services Potentially Expanding in Alabama

Early childhood mental health services potentially expanding in Alabama Krista Johnson, Montgomery ...

Governor Kay Ivey, 2019 State of the State Address

2019 State of the State Address 2019 State of the State Governor Kay Ivey March 5, 2019 Lieutenant ...

Nick Saban speaks out about infant mortality in Alabama

Nick Saban speaks out about infant mortality in Alabama Updated Sep 27, 2018; Posted Sep 27, 2018 ...

Moulton Pre-K classrooms improved with $40,000 grant

Moulton Pre-K classrooms improved with $40,000 grant Full classroom enhancements for two pre-k ...

Governor Ivey Visited Local Pre-K Program (January 10, 2019)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – As part of her efforts to promote childhood literacy throughout ...

Gov. Ivey Tours Pre-K Benefitting from Grant (January 10, 2019)

Gov. Ivey tours Pre-K benefiting from grant By:Renata Di Gregorio HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – On ...

Gov. Ivey Reads to Pre-K Students (January 10, 2019)

Gov. Ivey visits Providence Elementary School Gov. Kay Ivey reads to pre-K students HUNTSVILLE,( ...

Gov. Kay Ivey Delights Students at Huntsville Visit (January 10, 2019)

Reading is not weird:’ Gov. Kay Ivey delights students at Huntsville visit Governor Ivey’s ...

Governor Kay Ivey Visits Pre-K Classrooms at E.R. Dickson (January 9, 2019)

Governor Kay Ivey visits pre-k classrooms at E.R. Dickson By: Katarina Luketich Posted: Jan 09, ...

Gov. Ivey Visits Pre-K Students in Mobile (January 9, 2019)

Gov. Ivey visits Pre-K students in Mobile Updated Jan 9, 2019 | Posted on Jan 9, 2019 MOBILE,. ( ...

Ivey Visiting Pre-K Classrooms Across Alabama as Inauguration Day Approaches (January 7, 2019)

Ivey visiting pre-k classrooms across Alabama as Inauguration Day approaches As part of her ...

Applications Set to Open Up for Award-Winning Alabama Pre-K Program (January 9, 2019)

Applications set to open up for award-winning Alabama pre-k program by Andrea Ramey Wednesday, ...

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

Governor Ivey Announces $10.6 Million Grant Awarded to Early Childhood Education Posted 11:15 am, ...

Alabama’s Early Childhood Education Conference Hopes to Inspire Teachers (January 7, 2019)

Alabama’s early childhood education conference hopes to inspire teachers Governor Kay Ivey speaks ...

Ivey Touts Importance of Early Childhood Education (January 4, 2019)

Ivey touts importance of early childhood education Nearly 3,000 early childhood education ...

Annual Early Childhood Education Conference Being Held in Mobile (January 4, 2019)

Annual early childhood education conference being held in Mobile by WPMI Web Staff Friday, January ...

Governor Ivey to Visit Huffman Academy, Promoting Children’s Literacy (January 4, 2019)

Governor Ivey to visit Huffman Academy, promoting children literacy Posted by: Tanna Friday Posted ...

Governor Ivey Speaks at Early Childhood Education Conference in Mobile (January 3, 2019)

Governor Ivey speaks at Early Childhood Education Conference in Mobile MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — ...

Ivey Touts Alabama’s Nationally-Recognized Pre-K Program at Conference (January 3, 2019)

Ivey touts Alabama’s nationally-recognized Pre-K program at conference Updated Jan 3; Posted Jan 3 ...

Jeana Ross Explains why Alabama’s Early Childhood Education is the Envy of the Nation (January 3, 2019)

Jeana Ross explains why Alabama’s early childhood education is the envy of the nation Kicking off ...

Gov. Kay Ivey to Speak at Alabama Early Childhood Education Conference (January 2, 2019)

Gov. Kay Ivey to speak at Alabama Early Childhood Education Conference Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on ...

New Study Shows Long-Term Benefits of First Class Pre-K (December 27, 2018)

New study shows long-term benefits of First Class Pre-K December 27, 2018January 2, 2019 Share ...

Study: Benefits for Alabama’s First Class Pre-K Students Do Not “Fade Out” Over Time (December 27, 2018)

Study: Benefits for Alabama’s First Class Pre-K students do not ‘fade out’ over time An exciting ...

Gov. Ivey Holds Summit for Leaders in Early Childhood Education (November 14, 2018)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) – Gov. Kay Ivey hosted an Early Childhood Education Leadership Summit ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

NEW OUTDOOR PRE-K CLASSROOM

Dawson Elementary celebrates new outdoor pre-k classroom.       ...

  Governor Ivey Reports Successful First Year for Strong Start, Strong Finish Education Initiative 

    Governor Ivey Reports Successful First Year for Strong Start, Strong Finish Education ...

State Profiled in Documentary About Early Childhood Education

https://altoday.com/archives/25040-state-profiled-in-documentary-about-early-childhood-education ...

Alabama’s Pre-K Program Featured in Documentary

https://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2018/07/alabamas_pre-k_program_feature.html ...

Alabama Profiled in Documentary about Early Childhood Education

Alabama Profiled in Documentary about Early Childhood Education Montgomery – Governor Kay Ivey is ...

New Opportunities in Cottonwood Offered from Pre-K

New Opportunities in Cottonwood Offered from Pre-K (WDHN Dothan First)   ...

Governor Ivey Announces Alabama Summer Achievement Program Pilot to Promote Literacy

Governor Ivey Announces Alabama Summer Achievement Program Pilot to Promote Literacy (May 2018) ...

Governor Ivey Announces Alabama ESSA Plan Approved by U.S. Department of Education

Governor Ivey Announces Alabama ESSA Plan Approved by U.S. Department of Education (May 2018) ...

107 New First Class Pre-K Classrooms to be Added in the 2018-2019 School Year

107 New First Class Pre-K Classrooms to be Added in the 2018-2019 School Year (April 2018) ...

Alabama First Class Pre-K Named Nation’s Highest Quality Program for 12th Year in a Row

Alabama First Class Pre-K Named Nation’s Highest Quality Program for 12th Year in a Row (April) ...

Alabama First Class Pre-K Alumni Outperforming Peers According to New Study

Alabama First Class Pre-K Alumni Outperforming Peers According to New Study (February 2018) ...

Governor Ivey Announces New Policy Initiatives as Part of “Strong Start, Strong Finish”

Governor Ivey Announces New Policy Initiatives as Part of “Strong Start Strong Finish” (February ...

Governor Ivey Announces $1.5 Million Grant to Help Expand State Pre-K through Third Grade Program to More Schools

Governor Ivey Announces $1.5 Million Grant to Help Expand State Pre-K through Third Grade Program ...

Governor Ivey Announces “Strong Start, Strong Finish” Education Initiative

Governor Ivey Announces “Strong Start, Strong Finish” Education Initiative (July 2017) ...

Alabama to Add 122 New First Class Pre-K Classrooms for 2017-2018 School Year

Alabama to Add 122 New First Class Pre-K Classrooms for 2017-2018 School Year (May 2017) ...

Alabama’s First Class Pre-K Named Nation’s Highest Quality Program for 11th Year in a Row

Alabama’s First Class Pre-K Program Named Nation’s Highest Quality Program for 11th Year in a Row ...

Alabama expands ‘top-ranked’ pre-K locally

Alabama Expands Top Ranked Pre-K Locally (Lagniappe Mobile) ...

Madison City First Class Pre K Center welcomes another space for more students

Madison City First Class Pre-K Center Welcomes Another Space for More Students (WHNT 19 Huntsville) ...

First Class Pre-K program continues to grow

First Class Pre-K Program Continues to Grow (Daily Mountain Eagle Jasper) ...

Alabama First Class Pre-K named nation’s highest quality pre-kindergarten program for 12th consecutive year

Alabama First Class Pre-K Named Nation’s Highest Quality Pre-Kindergarten Program for 12th ...

Alabama First Class Pre-K tops nation in quality for 12th year

Alabama First Class Pre-K Program Tops Nation in Quality for 12th Year (AL.com) ...

Alabama’s First Class Pre-K named nation’s highest quality program for 12th year in a row

Alabama’s First Class Pre-K Named Nation’s Highest Quality Program for 12th Year in a Row (WTVY ...

Alabama State Legislature approves $18.5 million pre-k expansion

Alabama State Legislature Approves $18.5 Million Pre-K Expansion (Yellowhammer News) ...

Funding increase for Pre-K approved

Funding Increase for First Class Pre-K Approved (Alex City Outlook) ...

Advocates ask Alabama lawmakers for $20 million to expand First Class Pre-K

Advocates Ask Alabama Lawmakers for $20 Million to Expand First Class Pre-K, Add 160 More ...

Alabama lawmakers should back Gov. Ivey’s Pre-K increase

Alabama Lawmakers Should Back Governor Ivey’s Pre-K Increase (Montgomery Advertiser) ...

Keep the momentum moving forward: Fund Gov. Ivey’s pre-K increase

Keep the Momentum Moving Forward: Fund Gov. Ivey’s Pre-K Increase (AL.com)   ...

Study shows Alabama Pre-K graduates outperforming peers

Study Shows Alabama Pre-K Graduates Outperforming Peers (WTVY Dothan)   ...

Birmingham City Schools Push for Pre-K

Birmingham City Schools Push for Pre-K (WBRC Birmingham)   ...

Governor Kay Ivey’s State of the State Address

Governor Kay Ivey’s State of the State Address (AL.com) ...

Thousands attend statewide pre-K conference in Mobile

Thousands Attend Statewide Pre-K Conference in Mobile (Lagniappe Mobile) ...

Gov. Ivey announces $1.5 million grant for early education

Gov. Ivey Announces $1.5 Million Grant for Early Education Program (AL.com) ...

Ivey Praises Alabama Pre-K Program

Ivey Praises Alabama Pre-K Program in Visit to Auburn Daycare (Opelika-Auburn News) ...

Alabama Pre-K Considered Best State-Funded Program in County

Alabama Pre-K Considered Best State-Funded Program in County (WAAY 31 Huntsville) ...

Public Pre-K Offered To More Alabama Students

Public Pre-K Offered to More Alabama Students (WKRG Mobile) ...

First Class Pre-K Helps Families

Like other schools participating in Alabama\'s First Class Pre-K program, Birmimgham\'s Glen Iris ...

State Pre-K Access Continues to Grow But Still Only Available to 25% of 4 Year Olds

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Alabama\'s pre-K program is growing, but it still isn\'t available to all ...

Alabama’s Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program Continues to Lead the Nation in Quality for the Tenth Year in a Row

 MONTGOMERY— Alabama’s First Class Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program continues to lead the nation ...