Long Beach Early Learning Collaborative

The Long Beach Early Learning Collaborative has three sites: WJ Quarles Elementary School, Thomas L. Reeves Elementary School, and Doyle Moffett Head Start Center. 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


“The impact [the ELC has] upon our community demonstrates our commitment to doing what is best for children wherein a strong sense of collegiality has emerged between private preschool providers and our ELC. With ongoing professional learning communities, the exchange of best practices and resources has enhanced the educational benefit for four-year-olds in our community by ensuring quality instruction transpires across myriad settings.”

— Kelleigh Reynolds Broussard, Assistant Superintendent of Long Beach School District

Do you have a four-year-old
in Long Beach?

Enroll them in the Long Beach Early Learning Collaborative.

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tax credit?

Learn how to get a tax credit and support the
Long Beach 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