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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

Child Care Clean Plus

Child Care Clean Plus Program

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.