The Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education is adding 107 new Pre-K classrooms in 33 counties this fall.
Gov. Kay Ivey made the announcement in a press release yesterday. The new classrooms will expand Alabama's voluntary pre-kindergarten program to nearly 19,000 children in more than 1,000 classes in all 67 counties.
This year, the Alabama legislature also approved an $18.5 million budget expansion of the state's Pre-K program.