moving4ward programs


Offers two Early childhood programs that include First Class Pre-Kindergarten and the Early Head Start Child Care Partnership.

Why First-Class Pre-K or the Partnership?
Because it works. Children who participate in a high quality early learning environment do better in school, are less likely to be held back, are more likely to enroll in secondary education, are less likely to participate in criminal activity, are more likely to be gainfully employed, and are likely to be less dependent on public assistance.

Moving4Ward Pre-k classrooms
are located in Coosa County
and the Sylacauga area

First Class Pre-k Online Registration

  • Enrollment is open to all children four years of age on or before September 1st, who are residents of the State of Alabama (children who are eligible for kindergarten are ineligible)
  • Enrollees must provide a copy of the child's birth certificate
  • Enrollees must provide proof of residence-either a current utility bill or copy of a lease or mortgage
  • No registration fee for this program
  • Upon enrollment, child's immunization records must be provided

Pre-Registration Dates:

January 15 – March 30 (Ongoing)


Visit to
complete the Pre-Registration Form.

More Information:

Visit and see Pre-Registration Info under First Class Pre-K.

Acceptance to the Program:

Acceptance is strictly through random drawing to be held during the first two weeks of April.

Alabama Department of Human Resources
Early Head Start Child Care Partnership

TCR is proud to partner with a local child care provider to provide funding and resources to promote a higher standard of care for very young children. Additional funding is provided to the participating center which agrees to follow and meet the Head Start Standard.

What does it look like?

  • Lower ratios, group sizes of no more than eight, and two caregivers are always present.
  • Children’s well-being and attachment is promoted. Specific attention is given to a continuity-of-care model, which allows infants and toddlers to securely attach to the classroom caregiver.
  • Care is provided through a comprehensive approach which includes developmental, vision, hearing and dental screenings to identify and address any concerns.

If you are a provider or parent and would like to learn more about either program, please contact us!