Hattiesburg Early Learning Collaborative

Hattiesburg Early Learning Collaborative

About 

The Hattiesburg Early Learning Collaborative is one of only 18 early learning collaboratives in Mississippi.

Donating is Easy! Find out how below: 

  1. Submit check payable to HPSD - Early Learning Collaborative Attn Hope Mikell, PO Box 1569, Hattiesburg, MS 39403
  2. Upon receipt of the check, we will respond immediately with an acknowledgment letter. The check will be deposited promptly. A donation certificate will follow from the Mississippi Department of Education. 
  3. When filing taxes, simply submit a copy of the donation certificate with form 80-401.

Hattiesburg Public schools stands as the largest collaborative in the state and is funded to serve 300+ preschoolers.

All HELC classrooms are provided with advanced resources, assessments, high-quality curriculum, and experienced teachers. We are dedicated to ensuring that Hattiesburg preschoolers are ready to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.  

English Application 

Spanish Registration

Investing in Pre-K with Tax Credits 

Harper-Wallin Early Childhood Center 

Early Literacy is essential to developing reading and writing skills necessary to communicate effectively. The goal of the HPSD Early Childhood Center is to ensure children gain early literacy skills for success in grade school and beyond. The center offers early learning, standards-based activities to help children and parents learn and grow together. The Harper-Wallin Early Childhood Center includes a Computer lab, Notary Public, Lending Library, Fax Service and Child Care Professional Development, Parent training, Community Early Learning partnerships and more. 

Pre-K Registration

About Harper-Wallin Family Education Center

Early Literacy is essential to developing reading and writing skills necessary to communicate effectively. The goal of the HPSD Early Childhood Center is to ensure children gain early literacy skills for success in grade school and beyond. The center offers early learning, standards-based activities to help children and parents learn and grow together in a fun way.

Contact us: 

Location: 516 Forrest Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401

*Across from Hawkins Elementary School*

Phone: 601-582-6672

Fax: 601-582-6667

Sarah Odom

Early Childhood Parent Educator

Phone: 601-582-6672 Ext.5572

 Sarah.Odom@hattiesburgpsd.com

 

Services

CONTACTS

Hope Mikell
Early childhood Director (Curriculum Prek - 5th Grade)
Hope.Mikell@Hattiesburgpsd.com
(601) 582-5078 ext. 1076

LaKeshia McKenny 
Early Childhood Specialist 
Lakeshia.Mckenny@hattiesburgpsd.com
(601) 582-5078 ext.  5552

Kenya Jefferson
Counselor
Kenya.Jefferson@Hattiesburgpsd.com
(601) 582-5078 ext. 5571

Jocelyn Lock-Thrash
Dual Language Teacher
Jocelyn.Lockthrash@Hattiesburgpsd.com
(601) 582-5078 ext. 5553

Sarah Odom
Early Childhood Parent Educator
Sarah.Odom@Hattiesburgpsd.com
(601) 582-5078 ext. 5572