Pre-registration for the state's Early Childhood Education program is officially open. The Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education announced on social media.

Each site will conduct a random selection drawing process in March, this ensures that eligibility isn't based on a first come first serve basis.


Alabama's First Class Pre-K program ranks pretty high in comparison to others in the nation.

According to the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Development, their program has been awarded the highest quality rating by the National Institute for Early Education Research for 17 consecutive years.



Alabama parents interested in signing their kids up for Alabama's First class Pre-K should follow these steps.

  1. Create an account on the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Development's site with a valid email address
  2. Enter your child's and family information. Only children who are 4 years old on September 1st of the school year and a resident of Alabama are eligible
  3.  Select your Fist Class Pre-K site
  4. Submit our pre-registration application and receive an email conformation


Email notifications are said to be sent out by April 18th, and parents must choose to accept or decline the child's placement.

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If you need more information on how to apply or you're ready to apply for Alabama Department of Early Childhood Development's first Class Pre-K program, click here. 

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