Team members are highly experienced.
3 - 24 YEARS AS DIRECTORS
Range of years of experience team members have as program directors and/or center owners.
11 - 40 YEARS IN THE FIELD
Range of years of overall experience team members have in early childhood care and education.
Median years of experience as directors.
Median years of experience in early care and education
They are racially and geographically representative of the Mississippi childcare community.
They represent a variety of childcare program types.
They serve children who receive Child Care Payment Program subsidies and children with special needs.
Complete Member List
- Amy Berry
Little Saints Academy
- Aretta Lynne Black
Lil Leap Academy, Inc.
- Thelma Cox
McCarty Learning Center
- Lesia Daniel
Funtime Clinton Preschool & AfterSchool
- Elizabeth Freeman
Friends of Children of Mississippi Head Start/Early Head Start
- Thelma Willis Harden
The Christian Learning Center
- Ettamarie Jackson
Heaven’s Angels Academy
- Eldora Jones
Back to Basics Daycare
- Hope Jones
Kiddie Korner Learning Center
- Nancy Koon
The Mustard Seed Preschool & Child Care Center
- Idrick “Tina” Leggette
Kindercare Learning Center
- Linda Loftin
CMI Early Head Start Center
- Penny Mansell
MUW Child and Parent Development Center
- Tina Routh
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
- Pamela Thomas
Picayune School District Early Head Start
- Dontrice Tyler
Bright Future Learning Academy
- Stephane Watts
New Vineyard Community Development Center
- Melissa Weaver
MGCCC Early Childhood Education Technology Program
- Joanne Weith
Journey Kids Learning Center
In order to collect broad and diverse input, the convening team will also send out an online survey to childcare providers across the state to gather their feedback and reactions to the recommendations created by this team.