Collaborative pre-K plan would enhance learning

Legislation establishing a collaborative program to increase the number of early childhood classes statewide while maintaining flexibility to fit the needs of individual communities creates an unprecedented opportunity for progress against the absence of state-funded support for pre-kindergarten education.

Mississippi is the only state in the South without it.

Endorsed by Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and House Speaker Philip Gunn in a Wednesday news conference, the $8 million program would partner and collaborate with existing pre-kindergarten programs in public schools where they are funded from other sources, private day-cares, parochial day-cares and Head Start facilities to improve the quality of early childhood education.

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
2/2/13