Jefferson County Early Learning Collaborative
The Jefferson County Early Learning Collaborative has three sites: Jefferson County Elementary School, Jefferson County Head Start, and Step by Step Kinder Academy. It has served 100 four-year-olds since its founding in 2022.
Number of Classrooms in ELC
Students Served in 2022-2023
Number of Sites in ELC
“We also believe that the Early Learning Collaborative will promote unity within the Jefferson County community by increasing awareness of the many resources and services that are readily available to our families.”— Adrian Hammitte, Superintendent of Jefferson County School District
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Jefferson County 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