September 30, 2020 by ASRA

Two of the biggest question marks coming into the 2020-21 Alabama First Class Pre-K school year were how virtual learning would impact the program’s play-based, whole-child approach, and...

Feb. 28, 2020 by ASRA

“I think everybody is looking for a way to bolster their program financially and professionally. You get both of those through the First Class Pre-K program."

November 21, 2019 by ASRA

State Lawmakers, Advocates Commend Pre-K Workforce Development Efforts at Shelton State

On November 1, 2019, Tuscaloosa area state lawmakers visited the new First Class Pre-K classrooms at Shelton State Community College’s C.A. Fredd Campus to study ...

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What is ASRA?

The Alabama School Readiness Alliance is a statewide, nonprofit coalition advocating for the expansion of high-quality, voluntary pre-k. ASRA was formed in 2006 as a joint campaign of A+ Education PartnershipAlabama GivingAlabama Partnership for Children and VOICES for Alabama’s Children. ASRA’s mission is to close student achievement gaps by ensuring that all children enter school ready to learn. We build support for pre-k expansion by:

Collaborating with community and civic leaders

Raising public awareness of the need for and effectiveness of Alabama's high-quality, voluntary First Class Pre-K program

Advocating for increased state, local and private investments in high-quality voluntary pre-k

Why Pre-K Works

Why Pre-K Works

Alabama Pre-K Results

Alabama Pre-K Results

Recommendations for Pre-K Expansion

Recommendations for Pre-K Expansion

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