What is SECAC? Here’s a document to help!

Last week Governor Reeves announced the newest members to the State Early Childhood Advisory Council (SECAC). It is important work for our state, and we wanted all of our partners to know what the SECAC’s role is and how the members were chosen. We are glad to see many MELA partners on the list!

Don’t Miss the EdsUp! Podcast

EdsUp! is a podcast from MELA partner the Graduate Center for the Study of Early Learning at the University of Mississippi. It’s all about children and those who care for them. Hosted by Dr. Cathy Grace and Dr. Melody Musgrove explore education and public policy issues with practical advice for parents, teachers and decision-makers. Each … Read more

The State of PreK in Mississippi

One of the founding issues of MELA partner Mississippi First is publicly funded PreK. Find a great deal of information about the state of PreK in Mississippi, how to apply for a state funded PreK collaborative, or how to support PreK in your community by taking advantage of the 1:1 PreK state tax credit on … Read more

MELA Partner releases report about connection between child care and Mississippi economy

“The Chamber Foundation partnered with the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) and the Children’s Foundation of Mississippi on this report to better understand the unique needs of Mississippi’s working parents and how childcare breakdowns impact working parents, their employers, and the state economy. Mississippi families are pursuing postsecondary education and training programs to advance their careers and … Read more