Pass Christian Early Learning Collaborative

The Pass Christian Early Learning Collaborative has three sites: Pass Christian Elementary School, DeLisle Elementary School, and Doyle Moffett Head Start. It has served 100 four-year-olds since its founding in 2022.

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Students Served in 2022-2023


Number of Sites in ELC


“The opportunity to become an early learning collaborative allows us to extend our PreK program by opening an additional class of 20 students in our community. It also provides us with the opportunity to partner with MAP Head Start to provide high-quality early childhood education to the students that are being served on their campus. The opportunity for our teachers to collaborate on best practices is a tremendous asset. It is important for our community to be a part of the early learning collaborative as we have a shared vision that early childhood education is critical to a child’s overall success.”

— Mandy Lacy, Professional Development and Early Childhood Coordinator

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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