Our Mission is to enhance the availability of services available to Children of Lauderdale County

Our Goal is to ensure that children in our community receive the services needed to become healthy, productive adults.

Our Plan is to examine the various needs of families in our area, make recommendations reguarding these needs, and support and/or implement programs designed to meet these identified needs

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News and Events


Be a part of Alabama's nationally recognized first class Office of School Readiness Pre-Kindergarten class!


Enrollment is open to all children who are residents of the state of Alabama, regardless of family income, and children who are four years of age on or before September 1.


Documents needed: Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, most recent utility bill, and your child's current Blue Card. Applications for the 2014-2015 school year are available at these Lauderdale County locations:

-W.C. Handy Head Start 955 Beale St. Florence, AL 256-768-3400
-UNA Kilby Child Development Center 609 North Pine Street UNA Box 5115 Florence, AL 256-765-4244
-Kids Club Early Care & Education Academy 1201 Hermitage Dr. FLorence, AL 256-768-0088
-Florence United Methodist Church 256-766-2472 or aky4bama@hotmail.com
-Lauderdale County Schools 256-760-1336 or Central School 256-766-3659