Mississippi First Releases Second State of Pre-K Report

Today, Mississippi First released the second report in its ground-breaking series, The State of Pre-K in Mississippi, which focuses on pre-K access and quality in Mississippi. The report released today—The State of Pre-K in Mississippi (2014-2015)—updates our 2011-2012 report on public pre-K and expands it…

MDE Approves 4 Additional Early Learning Collaboratives

NEWS RELEASE from the Mississippi Department of Education For Immediate Release: November 10, 2016 State Board Approves Four Additional Early Learning Collaboratives Preschool Programs JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi State Board of Education voted today to add four new early learning collaboratives (ELC) to the…

MSF Releases Additional Analyses about Pre-K in Mississippi

On February 23, Mississippi First released a ground-breaking report titled, The State of Public Pre-Kindergarten in Mississippi (2011-2012). This was the first Mississippi report to attempt to quantify publicly funded pre-K access in every Mississippi community. In partnership with this report, Mississippi First released two…

MSF Releases New Pre-K Report about Mississippi

The report link is being updated as corrections are submitted. Due to weather closing the office we have had to delay the release of the data and full summary report until next week. Updated: 3/6/2015 Mississippi First announces the release of their ground-breaking report titled, The…

MSF Hosts Pre-K Event

Mississippi First, along with the Committee for Economic Development, hosted “Incentives for Investing in Pre-K” on Friday, March 21, 2014 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, at the University of Southern Mississippi. The program educated the public on the importance of quality pre-K education in Mississippi, outlined the economic benefits…

Mississippi Board of Education awards Early Learning Collaborative Funding

On December 20, the Mississippi Board of Education awarded competitive Early Learning Collaborative funding to 11 collaboratives for a total of $8,437,825.40 over the next 3 years. The purpose of the Early Learning Collaborative awards is to support and facilitate the implementation of voluntary prekindergarten…

MSF Launches New Pre-K Page

With a new pre-K law now in place, Mississippi First has updated its resource page to provide info about the implementation of our new state-funded program.