Greenwood Leflore
Early Learning Collaborative

The Greenwood Leflore Early Learning Collaborative has four sites: Greenwood Head Start, Threadgill Primary School, Leflore County Elementary School, and Claudine Brown Elementary School. It has served 130 four-year-olds since its founding in 2017.

Number of Classrooms in ELC


Students Served in 2022-2023


Number of Sites in ELC


“It is important for our early childhood students to have an opportunity to receive research-based instruction in an effort to prepare them academically, emotionally, and socially for kindergarten.”

— Edshundra Gary, Pre-K – 2nd Grade Early Learning Director

Do you have a four-year-old
in Leflore County?

Enroll your four-year-old in the Greenwood Leflore Early Learning Collaborative.

Want to receive an individual
tax credit?

Learn how to get a tax credit and support the
Greenwood Leflore 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