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The Department of Early Childhood Education: Office of School Readiness regulates Alabama’s state administered diverse, voluntary, high-quality Pre-K program. The classes are funded through a grant process, in which sites throughout the state are awarded according to their ability to meet specific quality assurances and abide by rigorous operating guidelines. 

First Class: Alabama Voluntary Pre-K

First Class: Alabama’s Voluntary Pre-K is part of the Office of School Readiness. First class Pre-K provides effective, high quality early childhood experiences that prepare Alabama’s children for school with:
  • An enthusiasm for learning
  • An ability to function in a social setting
  • Age-appropriate communication and problem solving skills
  • Age-appropriate physical and emotional skills and optimal health