We stay directly connected to Children and educators through a Local Early Education Initiative.
The Tallahatchie Early Learning Alliance (TELA) will become an initiative of the Mississippi Early Learning Alliance upon the completion of its spin-off from the Tallahatchie River Foundation. TELA has 2 programmatic components: the Early Learning Collaborative and the Tallahatchie County collective impact work. Learn more about TELA at wearetela.org.
Our work through TELA keeps us grounded and informs how we develop solutions amidst community complexities. We have learned and continue to learn many valuable lessons about working in tandem with communities, building from the many assets in underserved communities and leveraging the love community members have for its youngest citizens.
To learn more about TELA, visit wearetela.org
We support Mississippi Child Care Providers through a Shared Services Website
Mississippi Early Learning Resources is a one-stop location for ECE policies, forms, regulations, guidance, discounts, and more to save Child Care Providers time, reduce costs & improve quality
We support Parents and Caregivers
Designed to support parents and caregivers of Mississippi children between the ages of 0-8, Thrive by 3rd Texts is a service that provides helpful advice specifically timed to a child’s age, with resources focused on wellness, early childhood growth, education and specific developmental milestones directly to a caregiver’s phone.