First Class Pre-K

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    Registration for St. Clair County Schools

    2023-2024 Pre-K Program   

    Click the link below or use the QR code to register.

    Register for St. Clair County 2023-2024 Pre-K

    23-24 Registration QR Code


    Students who were selected in the lottery drawing to participate in the St. Clair County 2023-2024 Pre-K program have been notified.  Parents can continue to register their children and they will be placed on the waiting list.  If a place becomes available, you will be notified by a teacher.  District zoning is in effect for our program.

    Please complete Child Nutrition application to determine Pre-K weekly tuition amount by clicking the link below:


    St. Clair County Schools do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, national origin, creed, age, marital status, in or disability in educational programs, activities, or employment policies as required by Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments and Section 504 of the Federal Requirements Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

    To learn more about the Office of School Readiness Pre-K grants go to  


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     St. Clair County Schools Pre-K Program Information

    The St. Clair County Pre-K handbook is available to provide information concerning the program.  The handbook can be viewed using the following link: 

    Click here to view the video handbook!


    Student Supplies and Needs

    Parents and guardians are asked to supply:





    Glue Sticks

    A blanket or towel to cover up with each day at nap

    A bicycle helmet

    A backpack


     Alabama's First Class Pre-K program has been ranked the best in the nation for the 15th year in a row!  Read the articles below for more exciting information.

    Alabama's Pre-K Named the Best in the Nation

    Alabama's Pre-K is the Best for the 15th Year 

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    About the St. Clair County Pre-K Program

    The St. Clair County Board of Education has been in partnership with the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education since 2007.  St. Clair County currently has 18 classrooms throughout the county.  Alabama leads the nation in ensuring quality while expanding program access.  Alabama's strong quality policies result in high quality learning experiences and teaching, higher than research finds as a national average.  The links below contain important information concerning Alabama's First Class Pre-K Program:


    The transition from the Pre-K program to Kindergarten is a big step for our little ones.  There are a number of things you can do as a parent to ensure the transition is smooth for your child.  Click the link below to learn about how you can help create a more successful transition:

    Pre-K to Kindergarten Transition Video

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    The award-winning documentary film, “Starting at Zero: Reimagining Education in America,” focuses on Alabama’s nationally-recognized First Class Pre-K program and highlights state leaders, including Governor Ivey, who continue to strongly support the expansion of and prioritize investment in high quality early learning and care programs.

    The documentary was filmed at locations throughout Alabama in 2017-2019 and prominently features First Class Pre-K and First Teacher Home Visiting educators, Department staff, and business and community stakeholders.

    Starting at Zero

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    Alabama Strong Start, Strong Finish!

    Reading Connections:  Tips for Reading Success

    Conscious Discipline

    Help Me Grow Alabama

    Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education