To kick off our 2023 Year End Appeal, we are highlighting our work as a community leader to engage, educate and advocate for young children and their families in Tallahatchie County.
When you support our work with a donation to TELA, you qualify for a 1-to-1 state tax credit, keeping your tax dollars in Tallahatchie County, and investing in Mississippi Pre-K.
Join us between now and December 31st to count down “10 Reasons why the Pre-K tax credit works!
#10 – 10 Years of Early Learning Collaboratives
TELA kicked off 2023 with an entire week of activities including butterfly read alouds, art making, a butterfly sensory bin using pasta to represent key points in a butterfly life cycle, and songs about butterflies during circle time.
#9 – Week of the Young Child
This annual celebration of early learning, young children, their teachers and families encourages creativity, team building, music and more.
It was a full week of hands-on activities for our youngest learners!
#8 Transition to Kindergarten
TELA students toured kindergarten classrooms, got a free book, and met some wonderful teachers, librarians, principals, and more!
#7 – Pre-K Playground Groundbreaking
TELA broke ground at Charleston Elementary School for a new Pre-K playground and
outdoor learning space.
#6 – Tallahatchie County Back To School Expo
Gave away over 400 uniforms, 200 backpacks, 500 books and more to help children
gear up for the new school year.
#5 – Rezilient Kidz
A program that empowers parents to raise healthy, caring, and responsible children.
#4 – Field Trips
Students experience a hands-on approach to learning that engages their senses, sparks curiosity, and matures a child’s understanding of their community.
#3 – Professional Development
Helping ensure that Pre-K educators have the knowledge, resources and support they need to help children thrive and reach their full potential.
#2 – Technology
High-quality early learning experiences in reading, math, and science for early learners.
#1 – The best return on your investment for a STRONG EARLY LEARNING
FOUNDATION IN TALLAHATCHIE COUNTY.
Keep Your Tax Dollars in the Community
The Mississippi Early Learning Collaborative Act of 2013 allows individuals and businesses to donate to approved Pre-K Collaboratives, such as TELA, and receive the equivalent as a full state tax credit up to $1,000,000.
The deadline to donate and qualify for the state tax credit is December 31st at MIDNIGHT.
Support Early Childhood in Tallahatchie County
To learn more about the state tax credit program, contact Leigh Sargent, Executive Director, at email@example.com or (504)-400-2785.
You can make a secure donation online at our secure online donation page, or with a check mailed to:
PO Box 339
Charleston, MS 38921