Leland Early Learning Collaborative

The Leland Early Learning Collaborative has two sites: Mother Goose Learning Center, Leland Early Learning Pre-K, and Washington County Opportunities, Inc. Head Start. It has served 60 four-year-olds since its founding in 2022.

Number of Classrooms in ELC


Students Served in 2022-2023


Number of Sites in ELC


“The opening of Leland Early Learning Collaborative has allowed the school district to foster positive relationships with our collaborative partners as well as the community so that our children and their parents are provided the best resources available.”

— Linda McAdory, Program Director

Do you have a four-year-old
in Leland?

Enroll them in the Leland Early Learning Collaborative.

Want to receive an individual
tax credit?

Learn how to get a tax credit and support the
Leland 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