Cleveland Early Learning Collaborative-4K Paves the Way
The Cleveland Early Learning Collaborative has four sites: Hayes Cooper Center, Bell Academy, Cleveland Head Start Centers 1,2,3, and Center 3 Annex. It has served 295 four-year-olds since its founding in 2019.
Number of Classrooms in ELC
Students Served in 2022-2023
Number of Sites in ELC
“Being a part of the early learning collaborative helps Cleveland provide high quality pre-k education to all of our children.”— Patsy Clerk, Early Learning Collaborative Coordinator
Do you have a four-year-old
in Cleveland, Boyle, Renova, or Merigold?
Enroll them in the Cleveland Early Learning Collaborative.
Want to receive an individual
Learn how to get a tax credit and support the
Cleveland 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