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The Education Trust Fund with Joan Wright and Allison Muhlendorf

Updated: Jul 13, 2022

Childcare Resources: Coffee with ED Meeting

Childcare Resources hosted our latest Coffee with ED session recently! We were thrilled to welcome Allison Muhlendorf, Executive Director for Alabama School Readiness Alliance. Thank you to our guest speaker and to the attendees for joining us as we learned more about Alabama's Education Trust Fund (ETF) Budget and what it means for Alabama's early care and education programs.

To watch the full meeting recording, click here:

The Alabama School Readiness Alliance is a statewide, nonprofit coalition advocating for the expansion of high-quality, voluntary pre-k. ASRA builds support for pre-k expansion by:

  • Collaborating with community and civic leaders

  • Raising public awareness of the need for and effectiveness of Alabama's high-quality, voluntary First Class Pre-K program

  • Advocating for increased state, local and private investments in high-quality voluntary pre-k

Click here to sign up to receive alerts and information about how you can help grow and support pre-k in Alabama. To learn more, visit


  • A+ Education Partnership works to create great schools for every child. Our work, from pre-K through high school, is focused on one goal: ensuring every Alabama student graduates prepared for college, career, and life. Visit for more information.

  • The Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education works to innovate, support, and deliver cohesive, equitable systems of high-quality care and education so that Alabama children and families thrive and learn. Click here to check out the ADECE's website to learn more about First Class Pre-K and Quality Stars standards.

  • Alabama Family Central is a collaboration of state agencies and partners supporting Alabama's families with resources, services and more to help raise healthy, happy children. Visit for more information.

  • Click here to check out the Feed Me Words program for language and literacy resources to support healthy language and brain development for children.

  • Learn more about Alabama’s QRIS (Quality Rating Improvement System) and how early childhood care and education programs are awarded based on research-based program standards.

  • Childcare Resources’ Resource and Referral Program is a free service that guides families through the process of locating quality child care. Visit to create your customized listing of child care providers through our free online database.

  • Childcare Resources' works to improve the quality of child care for Alabama’s children by providing professional development opportunities that build the foundation for competent child care professionals, while offering access to developmentally appropriate materials for classrooms. Click here to check out more resources for early care educators.

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