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Governor Kay Ivey officially announced our first round of 164 new First Class Pre-K classrooms for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year!

Governor Ivey Announces 164 New First Class Pre-K Classrooms in First Round of Grants Press Releases Posted on June 6, 2019 MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education are proud to announce that the nationally-recognized, high quality Alabama First Class Pre-K program will add 164 new classrooms to 38

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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 announced that 41 new classrooms will be funded through the Pre-K through 3rd Grade Integrated Approach to Early Learning (P-3). “Alabama children have reaped the benefits of our nationally recognized First Class Pre-K program, and our P-3 program works to

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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 this post? FacebookGoogle+TwitterPinterest By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News New research shows Alabama’s First Class Pre-K program benefits students over the long term with no signs of “fade out” over time. In a recently-completed study, students who attended First Class

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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 new study has shown that students who participate in Alabama’s First Class Pre-K program are more likely to be proficient in math and reading. Researchers also found that their work indicated “no evidence of fade out of the benefits

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

    Governor Ivey Reports Successful First Year for Strong Start, Strong Finish Education Initiative    MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday provided a one-year progress report on her Strong Start, Strong Finish (SSSF) education initiative that she announced on July 26, 2017. Governor Ivey launched Strong Start, Strong Finish to integrate Alabama’s early

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