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Tuscaloosa Pre-K Initiative

About Elevate Tuscaloosa Pre-K Initiative

Elevate Tuscaloosa funded pre-k education for an additional 54 students (3 classrooms) for the 2019-2020 school year. 

According to research from the University of Alabama, 80 percent of the academically at-risk students who participated in the Tuscaloosa Pre-K Initiative were reading on grade level by first grade.

Tuscaloosa City Schools handles the administration. Please contact them for more information.


I am so excited to be teaching one of the ELEVATE pre-k classes.  This is an essential program to prepare students for the start of elementary school. I know it improves the students' language and early literacy skills. The program also excites the minds of our youngest learners and creates a desire for life-long learning. We are blessed to have a city that believes in the importance of Early Childhood Education and I am proud to be a part of shaping the success of our City's future. Thank you for believing in our students!

Jacqueline Dennis, Ed.S.

Pre-K Teacher

Arcadia Elementary School

A strong Pre-K program makes a huge difference for our littlest learners. That's why the Tuscaloosa City Schools has set an ambitious goal of offering a high-quality Pre-K program to any four-year old living in the City of Tuscaloosa. Through the City's Elevate plan, our school system is one-step closer to making this a reality for our community.

Michael J. Daria, Ed.D.


Tuscaloosa City Schools

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