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Parent Resources

We have compiled useful information to help with your child's preschool journey.

Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education

Helping All Alabama Children Thrive and Learn Inspiring, supporting, and delivering high quality care and early education.

Our Mission: To innovate, support, and deliver cohesive, equitable systems of high-quality care and education so that Alabama children and families thrive and learn.

We provide information and resources for:

  • Families, Parents, and Caregivers

  • Educators, Providers, and Directors

  • Advocates, Policymakers, & Partners


Register for OSR/
First Class Pre – K

Alabama's nationally recognized First Class Pre-K programs accepts pre-registration applications here. To be eligible to participate, a child must be an Alabama resident and 4 years old (and not yet 5) on September 1st of the school year for which he/she is being pre-registered. Pre-registration for an upcoming school year begins on January 15th.

Submitting this form places your child in the Alabama First Class Pre-K random selection process. If your child’s name is drawn for a space in a program you have selected, you will be notified in mid-April and provided with a list of documents/information needed to complete the registration process. Children who are not selected will be placed on a waiting list for any future available spaces.

Other Resources

Other Resources

Day Care Directory

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Child Care Subsidy

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Early Intervention


Alabama Family Central


Alabama Quality Stars

Alabama First Class Pre-K

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Gulf Regional
Early Childhood


United Cerebral Palsy

Baldwin County Board of Education

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BCBE School Calendar


CDC Developmental Milestones

Infant/Toddler Mental Health Resources

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Families in Need

Families in Need

Ecumenical Ministries


Child Care South

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Catholic Social Services

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Family Promise

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