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Join us for 2021 Capitol Day

This year’s virtual Early Childhood Capitol Day has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 will bring Mississippians together to advocate, learn about, and support our state’s young children. Through issue round tables, virtual legislator meet-ups, and opportunities to meet and learn from one another, we will Power The Future for Mississippi! Register to attend … Read more

Faith Leaders: Celebrate Mississippi Children’s Sabbath with Us!

Children’s Sabbath is a national, multi-faith event that asks places of worship across the country to spend a week focusing their prayers, worship, education programs, and acts of service on the urgent problems facing our nation’s children. This nationwide celebration is designed to unite people of all faiths around a common cause: building communities that … Read more

Mississippi State Plan Summary

On July 1, 2021, the Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) will submit their three-year State Plan for how Mississippi will use Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program funding. The CCDF program is designed to provide financial assistance to low-income families to access child care so parents and caregivers can work or attend a job training or … Read more

Meet SECAC Member Dean Bobo

NAME: Dean Bobo CENTER: Magnolia Kindergarten Incorporated TOWN: Batesville, MS HOW LONG WORKING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD: 41 years EDUCATION: Associates degree in Office Admin from Northwest, BA in general Ed from Crighton college in Memphis, TN, MA in Teaching, MA in Early Childhood Ed from North Central University FAVORITE CHILDREN’S BOOK: Pete the Cat My … Read more