Pearl Early Childhood Education Center

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  • 2019 PPSD Job Fair

    The Pearl Public School District will host its inaugural job fair Friday, February 22, 2019. The event will be held from 3:00-5:30 p.m. at Pearl Upper Elementary School, 400 Treasure Cove, Pearl, MS 39208. For more information about the job fair, call (601) 932-7921 or email

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    Building Address

    180 Mary Ann Drive

    Pearl, MS  39208

    601-933-2461 (office)


    School Hours

    Arrival: 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.

    Dismissal (Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.)- 2:00 p.m.

    Dismissal (Weds.)- 1:30 p.m.


Registration Information for 2019-2020

  • The ECEC Pre-K program is funded with Title I federal funds.  To determine eligibility in the Pre-K 4-year-old program, each child must be screened.  Applying does not guarantee acceptance.  Children who demonstrate a need for a preschool program are placed in the program first.  Space is limited; our Pre-K program is limited to serving 100 students per school year.

    To qualify to register for the Pearl Public School District's Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) Pre-K Program, a child must be four years old on or before September 1, 2019, reside within the Pearl Public School District, and must be fully toilet trained.

    If you are interested in placing your child's name on the 2019-2020 screening list, please contact the ECEC office at 601-933-2461 by March 8, 2019.  

     Pre-K Program Frequently Asked Questions

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ECEC Minute

Upcoming Dates to Remember



    February 15:  Students are encouraged to dress in Wild West/Rodeo attire

    February 22:  Show & Tell Friday; letter Kk

    February 25:  Dr. Seuss; students are encouraged to dress in red or blue

    February 26:  Dr. Seuss; students are encouraged to wear silly socks

    February 27:  Dr. Seuss; students are encouraged to wear wacky attire

    February 28:  Dr. Seuss; students are encouraged to wear a hat

    March 1:  Dr. Seuss; students are encouraged to dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character.  Show & Tell Friday; letter Vv

    March 5:  Spring Picture Day

    March 7:  Parent Make & Take @ 6 p.m.

    March 8:  Show & Tell Friday; Letter Pp

    March 11 - 15:  No School

    March 29:  Show & Tell Friday; Letter Bb




  • The Pearl Public School District's Pre-Kindergarten Program serves 100 four-year-old children and their families.  Title I federal funds are utilized to operate the Pre-Kindergarten Program. 

    The Pearl Public School District Pre-Kindergarten Program is based on the philosophy that parents are their child's first and most important teachers.  Our faculty and staff members are committed to work in partnership with parents and other community agencies to increase the educational opportunities available to our students.  We believe children can reach their fullest potential when school, home, and community work together toward common goals.  

    The early childhood years are a critical time in the development for every child.  The learning that takes place during the first eight years of life serves as the foundation for all later academic, social, emotional, physical and motor development.  We emphasize developing the potential of each four-year-old through a well-rounded instructional program. Instruction is provided by certified teachers and highly qualified teacher assistants.  Our program follows the Mississippi Early Learning Guidelines for Classrooms Serving Four-Year-Olds.  Our educational approach, using Opening the World of Learning (OWL) curriculum resources, addresses Mississippi Pre-K Content Standards in seven domain areas: Language and Literacy, Math, Science, Social Studies, Creative, Social and Emotional and Health and Physical Development.  Our Pre-K program activities are designed to reach students at their own developmental level and provide the necessary building blocks for future learning experiences.  Learning opportunities facilitate every child's natural curiosity and eagerness to learn. 

    Our theme this year is centered around the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr.  We will work our way through the Early Learning Standards, gaining the knowledge and skills needed to reach our Kindergarten readiness destination.

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