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Alabama's Pre-K-3 Leadership Academy

Join the inaugural cohort in this year-long program consisting of multifaceted and highly engaging blended professional learning. Advisors will provide guidance and support as participants explore student and adult learning using the NAESP six competencies that characterize Leading Pre-K-3 Learning Communities: Competencies for Effective Principal Practice.

  • Embrace the Pre-K-3 Early Learning Continuum
  • Ensure Developmentally-Appropriate Teaching
  • Provide Personalized, Blending Learning Environments
  • Use Multiple Measures to Guide Growth in Student Learning
  • Build Professional Capacity Across the Learning Community
  • Make Your School a Hub of Pre-K-3 Learning for Families and Communities 

Apply to become an advisor

For active or retired principals, directors, or leaders of a Pre-K-3 program, school or agency with exemplary experience leading early learning.

Apply to become part of the cohort

For those who are currently serving as principal, director, or leader of a Pre-K-3 program, school or agency, and who desires to further their skills as a Pre-K-3 leader.

The application deadline has passed.

 Program participation is free of charge!

Alabama Pre-K-3 Leadership Academy is provided in partnership with CLAS, Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education, National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), and American Institutes for Research (AIR).