February 18, 2020 by ASRA

Child care providers and others interested in adding an Alabama First Class Pre-K classroom to their center are encouraged to register for this Feb. 27 workshop at Family Guidance Center in Montgomery...

February 19 2020 by ASRA

Click here pre-register your four-year-old on the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education's website.

February 12, 2020 by ASRA

Business, Community Leaders Call on Lawmakers to Support Gov. Ivey’s Push for More Pre-K Funds

Governor Ivey’s push for a $25 million statewide expansion of Alabama’s high-quality, voluntary 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 ...

April 17, 2019 by ASRA

Alabama's First Class Pre-K Program Ranks #1 for Quality for 13th Year in a Row

Alabama’s high-quality, voluntary First Class Pre-K program was today named the highest quality state-funded pre-kindergarten program in the nation for the 13th year in a row. Alabama is one of only three states...

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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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