The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) Office of Early Childhood (OEC) has released a new Request for Applications (RFA) for competitive written applications for Cohort V Round II of the Early Learning Collaboratives. Applications are due Jan. 13, 2023, by 2 p.m. The RFA is located at this link: Public | The Mississippi Department of Education (mdek12.org).
The (OEC) received additional funding from the Mississippi Legislature to support 4-year-old children in high-quality pre-K classrooms. The purpose of the Early Learning Collaboratives is to provide funding to local communities to establish, expand, support and facilitate the successful implementation of high-quality early childhood education and development services. The voluntary pre-K program is intended to improve quality and increase access to high-quality pre-K programs for 4-year-old children. Required partners for this grant include a public school and a Head Start.
A live informational webinar will be offered on Jan. 4, 2023. To register use this link: Browse Courses (mdek12.org).
This is a published RFA therefore staff cannot answer any individual questions.
Any questions must be emailed to Jill Dent at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before Jan. 6, 2023, and the responses will be posted on this site, Public | The Mississippi Department of Education (mdek12.org), on Jan. 10, 2023.