Alabama First Class Pre-K Pre-Registration Open Now


Alabama’s Voluntary Pre-K Program


  • First Class Pre-K programs are accepting online pre-registration applications for the 2022-2023 school year beginning January 15th. (If you need assistance with accessing the online application, contact the local school/program.)
  • Enrollment is open to all children four years of age on or before 9/1/22* who are residents of Alabama. (Children who are eligible for kindergarten are not eligible for pre-k.)
  • Enrollees must provide a copy of the child’s birth certificate. (It may be uploaded into the online pre-registration site or submitted directly to the local school/program.)
  • Enrollees must provide proof of residence – either a current utility bill or copy of a lease or mortgage. (It may be uploaded into the online pre-registration site or submitted directly to the local school/program.)
  • Public school system pre-k programs may have zoning requirements that determine eligibility for attending a program at a particular school. (Contact the school for attendance zone information.)
  • There is no registration fee for First Class Pre-K programs.
  • Upon enrollment, a child’s immunization record must be provided to the school or program.
  • No child will be denied participation on basis of income, sex, race, color, national origin, or disability.

Pre-Registration Dates:  January 15, 2022 March 18, 2022


Pre-Registration Application:  To pre-register, go online to


Acceptance into a First Class Pre-K program is strictly through random drawing.  Parent/Guardian does not have to be present at drawing.  Email notices of acceptance status will be sent in mid-April.

Random Drawing Details

Date:  _March 30, 2022_________________________________________

Time:  _____4:00 p.m.__________________________________________

Location: ___Join Zoom Meeting



*An opinion of the Attorney General states in effect that under the common law one’s age is computed by including the day of birth so that a given age is attained the day before the birthday anniversary. ~ Ala. Code §16-28-4(1975) Interpretation based on Report of Attorney General of Alabama October-December 1963, Volume 113, page 20.

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