The JPS-Hinds Pre-K Collaborative exposes scholars to a vocabulary-rich, nurturing environment where learning takes place through multiple opportunities and interests.
Our Pre-K curriculum provides the framework for students to be taught according to stages of child development and according to each child’s own individual needs.
Our primary focus is placed on the whole child. Each of our teachers is highly knowledgeable about child development and the subjects and standards required to teach pre-kindergarten students.
Each scholar in our early learning program will:
- Develop rich oral language and a robust vocabulary,
- Acquire knowledge of skills and concepts taught in each subject area,
- Develop social skills and emotional control, and
- Transition smoothly through instructional routines of learning through play in centers, small groups, and age-appropriate environments.
We use the Mississippi Beginnings Curriculum, which provides scholars with a strong start and focuses on child-centric developmental education. We base instruction on key learning goals and allow scholars to express themselves through play. Each scholar has the opportunity to work toward attaining these goals and achieving readiness for kindergarten and beyond.
- Your child must be four years old before September 1st of the school year.
- Your child must be completely potty-trained.
- Your child must be a Jackson resident.
The following items must be presented at the time of your scheduled appointment/screening:
- A state ID or driver’s License
- A Mississippi Immunization Compliance Form 121
- Student’s Original, Long-form, Certified Birth Certificate (child must be four years old on or before September 1, 2022)
- Two (2) Proofs of Residency within the school zone the child will attend.
- Copy of mortgage document, filed homestead exemption, property deed, or current lease agreement AND
- One (1) current utility bill (Atmos Energy, Jackson Water & Sewer or Entergy) or Voter Registration Card showing residence property address
- Notarized Affidavit of Shared Residency, if applicable
- Notarized Affidavit of Non-Parental, if applicable
Research shows that the availability of early childhood education programs attracts homebuyers and increases property values by $13 for every dollar invested in local programs, directly affecting our community’s economic prospects.
The Mississippi Legislature created a 1:1 state tax credit for monetary or in-kind donations to Pre-K collaboratives across the state. The State provides half of the costs for delivering Pre-K services. Local matching funds and in-kind goods and services provide the remaining funding.
Individuals, small businesses, and corporations that make a contribution to support the matching fund may be eligible to receive a state tax credit for the donated amount of up to $1,000,000.
For more information on the tax credit program, contact Felicia Thomas, Ed.D, at email@example.com or (601) 960-4002.