Helping Mississippi’s Children
MELA drives collective impact with diverse stakeholders to achieve systemic change leading to the holistic development of Mississippi children in their first 8 years of life.
Early years most important
Development in the early years of a child’s life are the most important for their lifelong health and success. Strong development in the first 8 years of life can build a foundation for future learning, health, and economic stability.
That’s why we believe that improving outcomes for children is a public issue for which everyone is responsible. The holistic development of Mississippi’s children is the single most important accomplishment we can achieve to improve the quality of life in our state.
We believe that the most impactful change can happen (1) when decision-makers engage with communities and understand the complexities that impact the lives of children and (2) when a diverse group of stakeholders – state leaders, practitioners, and community members – work together to create solutions and drive for change.
Latest News, Events & Resources
Public Health Communications Expert Brings Necessary Experience to MELA’s work!Jackson, MS – April 6th, 2021FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mississippi Early Learning Alliance (MELA) is excited to share that communications professional, Chloe…
NAME Jennifer Calvert CENTER Calvert’s ABC Preschool and Nursery TOWN Aberdeen, MS LENGTH OF CAREER IN CHILDCARE 30 years EDUCATION Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Development from Itawamba Community CollegeBS…
NAME Lori Gloyd-Rollison CENTER Little People’s Christian Academy TOWN Saucier, MS LENGTH OF CAREER IN CHILDCARE 18 years EDUCATION University of Arkansas, Fayetteville: BA in Elementary Education Masters Degree in…