If you’ve visited the MSF website in recent days, you probably noticed that some major changes have been made to our Pre-K page. We originally created the page to serve as a resource in our effort to advocate for a state-funded pre-Kindergarten program. Now that SB 2395 is the law and state-funded pre-K is a reality (brief pause for celebration at my desk…), we are now shifting our focus to providing information to the public about how our state’s collaborative pre-K program will – and should – be implemented.
By visiting our main Pre-Kindergarten page, you’ll see several new links. We’ve divided our pre-K resources into three sections:
- Information about the law – Information about the Early Learning Collaborative Act, along with updates about how it will be implemented by the Mississippi Department of Education.
- Best practices – Links to national early learning benchmarks and research, including links to three states with successful collaborative pre-K programs (OK, GA, and WV).
- Local info – Mississippi-specific news about pre-K and links to some of our state’s early learning stakeholders.
Along with these resources, our pre-K page also has links to everything we’ve published on this issue. This includes our Leaving Last in Line issue brief on collaborative pre-K and our Title I Pre-K Report.
In the meantime, if you have any suggestions for info that can be included to our issue pages, please e-mail me sanford (at) mississippifirst.org.