Corinth-Alcorn-Prentiss Early Learning Collaborative

The Corinth Alcorn Prentiss Early Learning Collaborative has six sites: Alcorn Central Elementary School, Biggersville Elementary School, Corinth Elementary School, Corinth Head Start, Kossuth Elementary School, and Thrasher Elementary School. It has served 2,483 four-year-olds since its founding in 2014.

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“We have seen tremendous community support for pre-kindergarten programs. Enrollment remains consistent, and we have seen stronger relationships between early learning professionals develop to support student learning.”

— Tanya Nelson, Federal Programs Director and Director of Early Childhood at Corinth School District

Do you have a four-year-old
in Alcorn or Prentiss County?

Enroll your four-year-old in the Corinth-Alcorn-Prentiss
Early Learning Collaborative.

Want to receive an individual
tax credit?

Learn how to get a tax credit and support the
Corinth-Alcorn-Prentiss Early Learning Collaborative.

About Early Learning Collaboratives

Early learning collaboratives (ELCs) are comprised of school districts, local Head Starts, child care centers, and/or private or parochial schools. Collaboratives offer a high-quality, low- or no-cost pre-K option to families in Mississippi. ELCs are funded through state funds and local matching funds and are overseen by the Mississippi Department of Education.

Learn more about how we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the ELCs.

We know that kids who attend high-quality pre-K:

Enter kindergarten with stronger literacy, language, math, and social-emotional skills

Are less likely to need special education services, less likely to repeat grades, and more likely to graduate and enroll in college

See stronger employment opportunities and increased earning potential

Are less likely to commit juvenile and adult crimes