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Finding new ways to strengthen the quality of early learning opportunities for Alabama's children...

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Through face-to-face workshops, online training, hands-on technical assistance & more.

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Engaging in meaningful programs that support school readiness and later academic success.

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From the Blog

Celebrating Holidays in Early Childhood Programs

Holiday celebrations can be wonderful opportunities for children to learn about traditions and values that are cherished parts of people’s lives. But many early childhood professionals wonder what holidays to celebrate in their program or classroom and how to respect the cultures represented by all children. Many parents too, wonder why programs celebrate specific holidays […]

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School Readiness: A Conceptual Framework

“School readiness encompasses children, schools and families as they acquire the competencies required for a smooth transition and interaction with the other dimensions of the paradigm. The paradigm of school readiness is made up of three dimensions – a child’s readiness for school, a school’s readiness for children, and the family’s readiness for school. Of the three dimensions, children’s readiness […]

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50 Years of Opportunity

  For 50 years Head Start has been the premier model for providing the whole child an opportunity for success in school and in life. Since the summer of 1965, more than 31 million children have benefitted from Head Start’s comprehensive services – they have used those opportunities and become business women and men, professors, […]

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