Coahoma County Early Learning Collaborative
The Coahoma County Early Learning Collaborative has six sites: Aaron E. Henry Head Start Center, Booker T. Washington Elementary School, George Oliver Elementary School, Heidelberg Elementary School, Jonestown Head Start, and Kirkpatrick Elementary. It has served 2,032 four-year-olds since its founding in 2014.
Number of Classrooms in ELC
Students Served in 2022-2023
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“Coahoma County Early Learning Collaborative provides appropriate activities and learning experiences that help prepare four-year-olds for kindergarten. Our program helps children become independent, self-confident, and enthusiastic learners.”— Peggy Hemphill, Coahoma County Early Learning Collaborative Pre-K Lead Teacher
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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