The Alabama School Readiness Alliance advocates for the expansion of high-quality, voluntary pre-k.

Are you looking for the Office of School Readiness? If so, go to children.alabama.gov.

Did You Know?

Alabama has received a perfect quality rating for its state funded pre-k program from the National Institute for Early Education Research for 8 straight years!  Learn more at www.nieer.org/yearbook.
 

Pre-K expansion reaps huge benefits for families statewide

May 29, 2014
Wilcox County works with the Alabama Department of Children's Affairs to expand pre-k to all four-year-olds in one of the nation's lowest-income counties.

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Invest in First Class Pre-K

May 8, 2014
Thanks to the leadership of Gov. Robert Bentley and the Legislature, the $10 million increase in state funding for Alabama's voluntary First Class Pre-K program will allow approximately 1,800 more four-year-olds to attend the nation's best pre-k program....

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New results show that quality pre-k is working in Alabama

November 26, 2013
New research from PARCA shows that Alabama's high-quality, voluntary First Class Pre-K program is closing the achievement gap for lower income students by an average of 25 percent....

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Voluntary Pre-K programs grow: State leaders approve funding for education expansion

October 18, 2013
By Cathy Higgins, Foley Onlooker / Gulf CoastNewsToday.com. FOLEY, Ala. — State officials and education leaders descended on Heaven Sent Learning Center in Foley...
 

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Tuscaloosa News: Tuscaloosa City School System gets $190K for pre-K classes

October 12, 2013
By Jamon Smith, Tuscaloosa News.   ... Rep. Bill Poole, who is chairman of the Alabama House Ways and Means Education Committee, was instrumental in helping Tuscaloosa City Schools secure the intervention grant.

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Believe it: Legislature, public schools working together in Alabama to expand education

October 4, 2013
From AL.com: Over the course of just a few months, a line item on the Alabama state budget, influenced by individuals across the state, has been transformed into classrooms and resources for Alabama's youngest students.

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