F210504 Pre-K

John Dutton, a Great Dane, gives a kiss to Pre-K student Spencer Chesteen as the canine visits his owner, Jennifer Weaver, right, for his birthday on Monday outside the Child Development Center at Northwest-Shoals Community College. [DAN BUSEY/TIMESDAILY]

Officials with the Alabama School Readiness Alliance said in a report issued last week that only 37% of 4 year olds in Alabama have access to the state's highly successful First Class Pre-K program..

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