Originally published in 2018, the Pre-K Toolkit Series includes resources created to help communities understand how to launch different types of state-funded pre-K programs in Mississippi.

We recommend that those interested in starting an early learning collaborative should have basic knowledge about pre-K programs.

This toolkit focuses on starting a state-funded early learning collaborative (ELC) program. Learn about the different types of state-funded pre-K programs and what steps you should take when considering starting a specific program. Being able to operate a state-funded collaborative pre-K program is dependent on state funding appropriated by the legislature. The application process for starting an ELC is managed by the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE). (Toolkit updated April 12, 2022)

We recommend that those interested in starting a Title I Funded program should have basic knowledge about pre-K programs.

This toolkit focuses on starting 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.

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