Mississippi First published the first State of Pre-K report in 2015. It was the state’s first report describing access to quality pre-K on a community level and across provider types in Mississippi. In 2017, we published an update to the the report. Because our current schedule is to publish a report every three years, the newest iteration of the report should be released in 2020.

In 2017, we released the second State of Pre-K in Mississippi reportThis report provided updated data about the state’s public pre-K programs as well as detailed programmatic information about private licensed childcare centers serving four-year-old children. The report also offered information about the quality of pre-K programs in school districts. Lastly, we updated and expanded the pre-K access data in each Mississippi community to account for four-year-old children who may have been served in licensed childcare centers in addition to Head Start programs and school district pre-K programs.

Read the 2017 State of Pre-K in Mississippi report (PDF).

Mississippi First released The State of Public Pre-Kindergarten in Mississippi in 2015 as a follow-up to the Title I Preliminary Report. It provided more detailed programmatic and contextual data about public school pre-K programs and the communities they served in 2011-2012.

The report link is being updated as corrections are submitted. Updated: 3/23/2015

County-by-County Pre-K Information (2017 report version)