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It’s that time of year AGAIN!




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On Friday, November 13th the Federation of Child Care Centers of Alabama will host its


Stand for Children is a public celebration in support of Early Care and Education programs in Alabama. Early Care and Education provides much more than just supervision for millions of children in Alabama and across the nation. It provides the early development essentials, rich social interaction, and key emotional foundations critical for strong childhood development.

Early Care and Education are the wheels that make every other industry possible.

Join us as we Celebrate Early Care and Education


FOCAL’s Stand For Children Celebration

Friday, November 13, 2015 at 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Steps of the Alabama State Capitol

600 Dexter Avenue Montgomery, AL 36104

Click here to Register Today!!!



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FOCAL’s Spring Newsletter is here!

June 24, 2015

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FOCAL is excited to share with you through our Spring Newsletter some of the activities we have been involved in. Click here to continue reading.

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FOCAL Opposes Proposed Child Care Budgets Cuts — A Day at the State House

April 16, 2015

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FOCAL presented the following in a Press Conference to State Legislators on April 15, 2015: Cutting Quality Child Care Could Cost the State $85 Million, Will Block Path to Success for Alabama’s Children and Families Alabama’s Early Care and Education industry increasingly provides quality child care and, in order to benefit every Alabama resident, the industry’s […]

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FOCAL Holds a Press Conference Regarding Proposed Child Care Cuts

April 14, 2015

For Immediate Release Press Release 4/14/2015 Contacts: Sophia Bracy Harris: 334-262-3456 Deborah Thomas: 334-262-3456 PROPOSED BUDGET CUTS TO HURT MORE THAN 16,000 RECEIVING CHILDCARE SUBSIDY Montgomery, AL-The Senate’s General Fund Committee has proposed 15 to 30 percent cuts to the General Fund Budget. The proposed budget cuts will threaten programs that are vital to children, […]

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FOCAL presents Alabama’s SRBWI Hall of Fame 2015 Recipients

February 26, 2015

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The 2015 SRBWI Hall of Fame Induction ceremony was held on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum, Montgomery, AL.  The following individuals were honored in a ceremony that began at 6:30 p.m..  Numerous family and friends of these individuals shared in this special celebration.  

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FOCAL Events Mark 50 Years: Selma to Montgomery

February 26, 2015

As the world focuses on the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March, we too look forward to this event with great anticipation.  We honor the courage and bravery of those, who in spite of the danger, stepped out on the strength of their convictions and began this march that led […]

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FOCAL says goodbye to its Office Manager

January 28, 2015

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Grace Okia has been the office manager here at FOCAL for the past ten years and it is with much sadness and regrets that we are saying good-bye.  Grace will be leaving FOCAL to take some much needed rest as she reconnects with her family and loved ones.  The FOCAL Family will truly miss Grace […]

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FOCAL’s Position Paper on Child Care and Race: Why Race Matters

January 26, 2015

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Research shows that children not only recognize race from a very young age, but develop racial biases by age three.  Studies also indicate that a child’s self-perception coupled with the attitude of an adult can set into motion a very limited life pattern for reaching its fullest potential.  FOCAL believes that early education that address […]

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FOCAL’s Winter Newsletter Features Highlights from its 2014 Annual Conference

January 6, 2015

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Check out our FOCALpoint Winter 2014 newsletter where we feature highlights from our 2014 Annual Training Conference. Read More

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