MELA is thrilled to introduce two new teammates to our coalition partners

The Mississippi Early Learning Alliance (MELA) is excited to announce two new members to the MELA team, Alexis Hicks and Mindy Phillips. Both Phillips and Hicks bring vital experience and connections to the important coalition-building work that MELA has undertaken for the past four years. Hicks has joined MELA in an entirely new role dedicated … Read more

Childcare Teachers! Share your Input!

A group of child care advocates, researchers, and providers with the Mississippi Forum for the Future is seeking the input of child care teachers regarding their wages using a survey. The goal of the Mississippi Child Care Teacher Wages Survey is to better understand the wages and other supports needed to 1) improve job satisfaction and recruitment of child care teachers, 2) … Read more