Mississippi First has created a variety of resources and publications specific to early education in the Magnolia state. These resources help identify the importance of pre-K  and explain how the “collaborative delivery model” can be used to fund early education in Mississippi.

2017 State of Pre-K in Mississippi Report


In early 2017, 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—updates our 2015 report on public pre-K and expands it to include information about licensed childcare centers serving four-year-old children. This report is the first attempting to quantify pre-K access—whether public or private—in every Mississippi community. Additionally, the report presents information about the quality of each school district program according to national benchmarks and includes programmatic information about all licensed childcare centers serving four-year-old children.

2015 State of Public Pre-Kindergarten in Mississippi Report


Mississippi First released The State of Public Pre-Kindergarten in Mississippi in 2015 as a follow-up to the Preliminary Report. It provides more detailed programmatic and contextual data about public school pre-K programs and the communities they serve. This report will be created every 3 years to update the public on the state of public pre-K in Mississippi.

The report link is being updated as corrections are submitted. Updated: 3/23/2015

MSF’s Leaving Last in Line


Mississippi First released Leaving Last in Line in 2012 to describe how Mississippi can provide state-funded pre-K. The “collaborative delivery model” presented in the issue brief was the inspiration behind Mississippi’s new pre-K law.

MSF’s Title I Pre-Kindergarten Preliminary Report


On September 4, 2012, Mississippi First released this Title I Pre-K Preliminary Report, which contains information related to school districts using Title I dollars to support pre-K for four-year-olds in the 2011-2012 school year.