We have compiled useful information to help with your child's preschool journey.
Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education
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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.