Since 2013, the legislature has appropriated over $80M for the Early Learning Collaborative Act. With these funds, MDE operates 36 early learning collaborative programs. 25% of four-year-olds across the state have access to high-quality state-funded pre-K as a result. The law also established a 1:1 tax credit for individuals and corporations that support the local matching fund of an approved early learning collaborative.
Celebrating Transformative Pre-K
Join us in celebrating 10 years of transformative high-quality, state-funded pre-K in Mississippi.
Early Learning Collaboratives
Early Learning Collaboratives are state-funded four-year-old pre-K programs that are required to meet high-quality standards.
Below is a map of Mississippi’s early learning collaboratives (ELCs), with school districts with ELCs labeled in red. Hover over and click for more information about each ELC.
Pre-K Tax Credit
Are you interested in learning more about how you can receive a tax credit by donating to early learning collaboratives?