Alabama OSR First Class Prekindergarten Program


Why Choose First Class?

First Class: Alabama Voluntary Pre-K

First Class: Alabama's Voluntary Pre-K is part of the Office of School Readiness within our department. First Class Pre-K provides effective, high quality early childhood experiences that prepare Alabama's children for school success and lifelong learning.

Office of School Readiness defines school readiness as a condition whereby children enter school with
  • An enthusiasm for learning,
  • An ability to function in a social setting,
  • Age-appropriate communication and problem solving skills,
  • Age-appropriate physical and emotional skills, and
  • Optimal health.
Why High-Quality Pre-Kindergarten?

Numerous studies have shown that students who have participated in high-quality pre-kindergarten programs
  • Are less likely to repeat a grade, require remedial education, or be placed in special education,
  • Score higher on achievement tests,
  • Are more likely to graduate from high-school and go on to college
  • Get higher paying salaries as adults, and
  • Are more likely to stay out of prison and off welfare.

Curriculum Used: HighScope

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Circle Time 

Weekend stories

Sing "Yankee Doodle"

Show and tell



Sing "Alouette"

Read Aesop's fables



Sing "Skip to my Lou"

Read "Ugly Duckling"



Sing "I'm a Little Teapot"

Story time: what do your parents do?

Sing "You Are My Sunshine"

Reading and Writing
Spell your name using alphabet squares Assign pictures to matching words Write a letter to your parents Learn about writing instruments Write a short story
Math and Science
Simulate a day of shopping at the market Sort shapes by type and size Trace shapes, count the sides and name them Arrange numbered squares in sequence Compare Roman and Arabic numerals
Arts and Music
Use paint-dipped marbles on a canvas Sing along with your song of choice Experiment with various stamp pads Instrument practice: the recorder Use finger paint for a group painting
Foreign Languages
Count to ten in Spanish Simulate a trip to Europe Practice the Spanish alphabet FIELD TRIP: Spanish-American Museum Your name in different countries


Have a look at the photo gallery below for a peek at some of our recent activities, and to get an idea of what our rooms look like.

Prestigious Childcare of the Shoals
1603 Firestone Ave

Muscle Shoals, AL 35661



If you need to speak with our administration, our director, or one of the teachers, please don't hesitate to call. We're always happy to assist you.
Phone: 256.762.5630



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Prestigious Childcare of the Shoals’ curriculum follows established educational principles. Activities are split into different groups to ensure that each child's needs are met in full.

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