Kosciusko Early Learning Collaborative

The Kosciusko Early Learning Collaborative has two sites: Kosciusko Lower Elementary School and Kosciusko Head Start. It has served 140 four-year-olds since its founding in 2022.

Number of Classrooms in ELC


Students Served in 2022-2023


Number of Sites in ELC


“Kosciusko Lower Elementary and Head Start share a common goal, vision, and mission. This goal is to ensure that every child in our community has access to a high-quality pre-K program and the opportunity to enter kindergarten ready to learn.”

— Connie Henderson, Curriculum and Instruction Specialist

Do you have a four-year-old
in Kosciusko or Attala County?

Enroll them in the Kosciusko Early Learning Collaborative.

Want to receive an individual
tax credit?

Learn how to get a tax credit and support the
Kosciusko Early Learning Collaborative.

Social Media

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