Noxubee County Early Learning Collaborative

The Noxubee County Early Learning Collaborative has two sites: Earl Nash Elementary School and Noxubee 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 early learning collaboratives become flagships of their districts as they implement a research-based and developmentally appropriate curriculum that is specifically designed to meet the needs of its students. The guided curriculum enables teachers to deliver purposeful instruction aimed at developing the whole child through language and literacy.”

— Helen Gilkey, Director of Early Learning Collaborative

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

Enroll them in the Noxubee County
Early Learning Collaborative.

Want to receive an individual
tax credit?

Learn how to get a tax credit and support the
Noxubee 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