Meet SECAC Member Dean Bobo

NAME: Dean Bobo CENTER: Magnolia Kindergarten Incorporated TOWN: Batesville, MS HOW LONG WORKING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD: 41 years EDUCATION: Associates degree in Office Admin from Northwest, BA in general Ed from Crighton college in Memphis, TN, MA in Teaching, MA in Early Childhood Ed from North Central University FAVORITE CHILDREN’S BOOK: Pete the Cat My … Read more

Governor Reeves Proclaims April 10th-16th Week of the Young Child!

It’s Official! Governor Tate Reeves has proclaimed this week as the week of the Young Child in Mississippi. We appreciate the Governor’s support as we celebrate and advocate for young children, their families, and early childhood professionals. This is a wonderful time to raise awareness of children’s issues and to thank and recognize the early educators … Read more

MELA Welcomes Chloe Lake to Our team!

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 Lake, has joined their team as the new Director, Communications. Lake comes to the team with 8 years of experience working in health communications, six … Read more

Meet SECAC Member Jennifer Calvert

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 in General Studies from Mississippi University for Women FAVORITE CHILDREN’S BOOK Pete the Cat: I love My White Shoes Jennifer Calvert, a newly appointed State … Read more