The APC understands the importance of early childhood health and wellness, and continuously works with partners to implement statewide obesity prevention strategies. Two recent efforts include facilitating the Early Care and Education Learning Collaborative (ECELC) and participating in Healthy Child Care, Healthy Communities.
Early Language & Literacy is a program of the APC that helps provide training and mentoring for anyone working and living with children under five. The programs help them engage children in environments rich in warm language, conversation, and other brain-building activities. Alabama Partnership for Children is embarking on a project to unite stakeholders statewide around improving early language development for children birth through age five.
First 5 Alabama is a professional association that works to nurture strong relationships among young children and all the adults who care for them. F5A is focused on promoting the healthy social and emotional development of all Alabama children from birth through age five.
Help Me Grow Alabama is a free information and referral line that helps connect families of children birth to age eight to health and developmental resources in their community.
Strengthening Families is a research-based, cost-effective strategy that builds on protective factors to increase family stability, enhance child development, and reduce child abuse and neglect.
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® ALABAMA is a scholarship program that was developed to increase the level of education and effectiveness of early learning professionals by making the educational process more affordable, increasing wages, and reducing staff turnover rates.