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Petal Early Learning Collaborative Accepting PreK 4 Applications Beginning February 1

Media Contact
Jennifer Rigney, Public Information Officer

January 29, 2024

PETAL, Miss. – The Petal Early Learning Collaborative (PELC) will begin accepting applications for the 2024-25 PreK 4 program on Thursday, February 1. The classes are full-day programs that will serve four-year-old students at Petal Primary School, Charles H. Johnson Head Start Center, Panther’s Den Learning Center and the Life Construction Learning Academy.

Students will participate in a variety of activities designed to stimulate social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth through planned learning experiences. Applications must be completed online at between February 1-28 (link will go live Feb. 1). Children must live in Petal and be four years old on or before September 1 to be eligible.  

Applications will be reviewed during the first few weeks of March. All applicants will take part in an early learning screening to assess vocabulary and foundational skills. Screenings will take place on Tuesday, March 26, at the Petal Primary campus located at 60 Herrington Road in Petal. Parents must choose a screening time when completing the application.

Parents of students selected for the 2024-25 PreK 4 class will be notified via email during the week of April 8-12 and given registration information at that time.

For more information about the PreK 4 program, please visit our website at or email

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