The number of children (four years of age) participating in First Class Pre-K divided by the estimated number of all children of that age.
First Class Pre-K classrooms are funded through Alabama’s First Class Pre-K Program, which uses a diverse delivery grant structure to create high-quality Pre-K classrooms in both public schools and private programs (such as child care and faith-based centers). The program meets each of the ten quality standards measured annually by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER). First Class Pre-K providers coordinate with schools to facilitate children’s successful transition into kindergarten. Each First Class Pre-K class typically serves 18 children.
Special tabulations provided by the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education.