The Pre-K Toolkit Series is intended to help communities understand how to launch different types of pre-K programs. Every toolkit is intended to stand alone, such that a person reading one toolkit will not need to refer to another to grasp all of the important information. Nonetheless, where appropriate, the toolkits each refer to relevant outside resources. These toolkits were published in early 2018, be aware that some of the contents may have changed since the original publication date.

How to Start a Title I Funded Pre-K Program

This toolkit focuses on starting a Title I pre-K program. In addition to a basic level of knowledge about pre-K, we assume that readers of this toolkit are seriously considering or have decided to start a Title I pre-K program. Being able to operate a Title I pre-K program is dependent on available Title I funding, which is managed by local school districts.

How to Start an Early Learning Collaborative

This toolkit focuses on starting a state-funded collaborative pre-K program. Some parts of this toolkit are the same as each toolkit in the series while others are unique. In addition to a basic level of knowledge about pre-K, we assume that readers of this toolkit are seriously considering or have decided to start a state-funded collaborative pre-K program. Finally, being able to operate a state-funded collaborative pre-K program is dependent on state funding appropriated by the legislature as well as a competitive application process managed by the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE).