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

Capitol Day Rescheduled

We are thrilled with the number of people who have registered to attend Early Childhood Development Capitol Day this year. Due to several unforeseen circumstances, we have made the difficult decision to reschedule the event from January 13th, 2021 and move it to February 3rd, 2021. If you have not already registered, you may still … Read more

Child Care Clean + was a big Success!

Child Care Clean + (also referred to as CCC+) is a program made possible through House Bill 1782, which appropriated $3 million to the North Mississippi Education Consortium to distribute personal protective equipment (PPE) and sanitation supplies to licensed childcare providers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The appropriation was the result of the collective advocacy … Read more


Jackson, MS – December 7th, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Join Mississippi Early Learning Alliance (MELA) for a virtual LUNCH & LAUNCH on Tuesday, December 8th via Facebook Live to learn more about the organization’s three-year strategic plan. The plan focuses on MELA’s work with partners across the state to achieve systemic change leading to the … Read more

MELA Welcomes April May as New Director of Coalitions and Programs

Jackson, MS – November 5th, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mississippi Early Learning Alliance is thrilled to announce that early learning advocate, April May, has joined their team as the new Coalitions and Programs Director. May joins MELA with 16 years of experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. She holds a Masters of Arts … Read more