A glance at Mississippi preschool grant winners

djournal-education-newsJACKSON (AP) – The Mississippi Board of Education granted money Thursday to 11 groups to expand preschool classes for four-year-olds. Here’s a look at the winners and how much each will receive in the first six months of the program:

• Clarke County Early Learning Partnership: $172,000 to a group including the Quitman School District and a Head Start center

• Coahoma County Pre-K Collaborative Initiative: $327,554 to a group including the Clarksdale School District, Coahoma County School District, local Head Start centers, St. Elizabeth Catholic School and two child care centers.

• Corinth-Alcorn Prentiss Early Learning Collaborative: $433,225 to a group including the Corinth School District, Alcorn County School District, Prentiss County School District, two Head Start centers and five private child care centers.

• DeSoto County Early Learning Collaborative: $54,348 to a group including the DeSoto County School District, local libraries, Mississippi National Institute for School Leaders, Northwest Mississippi Community College, DeSoto County Career and Technology Center, a Head Start center and others.

• Gilmore Early Learning Initiative Collaborative: $174,210 to a group including the Gilmore Foundation, Amory School District, Monroe County School District, local Head Start centers, private child care centers, Region III Mental Health Center, Mississippi State University T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability and Itawamba Community College.

• Lamar County Early Learning Collaborative: $105,320 to a group including the Lamar County School District, local Head Start centers and the University of Southern Mississippi.

• McComb Community Collaborative for Early Learning Success: $462,250 to a group including the McComb School District, McComb Early Childhood Foundation, local Head Start centers, and private child care centers.

• Petal Early Learning Collaborative: $107,500 to a group including the Petal School District and a local Head Start center.

• Picayune School District: $43,000 to a group including the Picayune School District and the Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation.

• Sunflower County Early Learning Collaborative: $82,616 to a group including the Indianola School District, Sunflower County School District, local Head Start centers, six private child care centers and the Connected Branches Organization.

• Tallahatchie Early Learning Alliance: $110,000 to a group including the East Tallahatchie School District, West Tallahatchie School District, local Head Start centers and the Rock River Foundation.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education.