The Latest from MELA

Join us for 2021 Capitol Day

This year’s virtual Early Childhood Capitol Day has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 will bring Mississippians together to advocate, learn about, and support our state’s young children. Through issue round tables, virtual legislator meet-ups, and opportunities to meet and learn from one another, we will Power The Future for Mississippi! Register to attend … 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

Meet SECAC Member Lori Gloyd-Rollison

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 School Administration FAVORITE CHILDREN’S BOOK Goodnight Moon Lori Gloyd-Rollison is the owner and director of Little People’s Christian Academy. Her dream as a child was … Read more

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!