Alabama Gov. Attends Ribbon Cutting for First Class Pre-K School in Auburn

Governor Kay Ivey visited Auburn Tuesday for a ribbon cutting of a new First Class Pre-k School.

Alabama’s First Class Pre-k Program, which is managed by the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education, has been ranked number 1 in the country for quality by the National Institute for Early Education Research for the past decade.

There’s only two of these schools in Auburn but around 940 in the state.

The First Class Pre-k Program prepares Alabama’s children for school success.

Research shows that 4-year-olds who attend the First Class Pre-k Program are less likely to repeat a grade and more likely to graduate from high school or college.

“The Pre-K program is a crown jewel of our great state and one of the best in the nation and is recognized as such and when a child is not reading at grade level by the end of the 3rd grade that child is 4 times less likely to graduate high school so, it’s imperative we give our children at an early age a star education foundation and I’m proud to be apart of this endeavor,” said Gov. Ivey.

“We are honored she came to visit our facility and talk to our supporters and community so we are very honored she came here today,” said Frixie Melton, Director of Auburn Daycare Centers.

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