Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids (SPARK) is a national initiative of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation that helps communities allocate resources to better prepare children for entering elementary school. CDF-SRO is the grantee for SPARK Mississippi, a $5 million program that targets over 1,000 Mississippi children ages 3 to 8 who are vulnerable to poor academic achievement. To help these children master skills and receive the cognitive, physical, family and community support necessary for success, SPARK Mississippi brings together parents, school officials, child care and early education providers, child advocacy groups, Head Start providers and state and local government agencies.

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