Born Ready - About

We were born ready to help our children!

For 13 consecutive years, the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) has named Alabama’s First Class Pre-K program “best in the nation.”

Born Ready is an initiative from the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education (ADECE) focused on raising awareness among Alabama parents of the importance of early brain development and high quality early care and education. The mission of ADECE is to inspire, support, and deliver cohesive, comprehensive systems of high quality education and care so that all Alabama children thrive and learn. Born Ready is not only developed to inform parents, it’s developed to empower them and give them access to the tools they need to be their children’s first and best teacher.

“[Alabama has the] only pre-kindergarten program in the country that comes close to having all the elements of a strong pre-k program.”

- National Institute for Early Education Research

We’ve partnered with Vroom.org to help provide parents with tips and activities created by industry leading experts. Vroom makes the science of early learning simple! Remember these 5 easy Brain Building Basics™ to help build your child’s brain anytime.

95% of a child’s brain develops from birth through age five.

The Lasting Impact of High Quality Early Care and Education