Take Action For Mississippi’s Children

Our work is driven by the belief that together we can realize greater outcomes for young children than any of us can produce on our own.

Join us for Capitol Day

Early Childhood Capitol Day was a huge success this year! 30 organizations signed up to join us to advocate for Mississippi’s young children and we met with legislators and local leaders from across the state. To learn more about Capitol Day, visit the link below.

Celebrate week of the Young Child

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and other national early childhood education groups set the week of April 13-17 as the Week of the Young Child. We at MELA along with our Early Childhood partners across the state encouraged Governor Tate Reeves to sign a proclamation naming the same week in Mississippi so that we could celebrate and honor childcare workers, teachers, and children across the state. We look forward to 2021 and next year’s event.