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Apply to the UAH Early Learning Center

Families interested in the UAH Early Learning Center are encouraged to visit the school to learn more, ask questions, and share information about their child. Please contact us by phone at 256.824.4760 or elc@uah.edu to schedule a tour. Children are enrolled based on age, availability, and individual needs.

All eligible children are admitted to UAH Early Learning Center independent of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

Important Information

First Class Pre-K Drawing 2024-2025

Registration for the 2024-2025 First Class Pre-K program is now open. You may pre-register by filling out the required form on the Alabama First Class Pre-K website via the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education (ADECE). You will be asked to submit your child’s birth certificate and proof of residence. Select the UAH Early Learning Center at 4503 University Drive, Huntsville, 35816.

The date for the random drawing for the First Class Pre-K program at the UAH Early Learning Center will be March 1st at 10:00 AM. Notices will be emailed from the ADECE after the drawing.

First Class PreK at UAH will not be charging tuition for the 2024-2025 School Year.

RISE Program Application Instructions

1. Application


2024-2025 Application Form

2. Application Fee

The non-refundable application fee of $50 can be made in person, by mail, or online.  If paying by check, make it out to “UAH Early Learning Center.”  Click the button to pay online.

Online Payments

Our Addresses

Mailing Address

The UAH Early Learning Center
301 Sparkman Drive, ELC 115
Huntsville AL 35899

Physical Address

The UAH Early Learning Center
4503 University Dr NW
Huntsville AL 35816

Additional Requirements:

*In order to facilitate a smooth operation of the program and to ensure equitable treatment for all families, the following policies and procedures are identified and carefully followed: Children are selected for enrollment in order of the earliest date of received application and by factors related to the teaching and research mission of the program. The program is open to all children regardless of race, color, creed, need, or religious affiliation. Children are assigned to groups based on the child’s developmental needs, teaching and research requirements of the program, and available space. University faculty and staff are given priority for enrollment followed by siblings of children enrolled or previously enrolled in the program. The Executive Director determines the final selection for all programs. When considering an appropriate school setting for your child, consider your child’s needs. The most appropriate placement can be different for each child.