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...
“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."
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 ...
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 Partnership, Alabama Giving, Alabama 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