Welcome to Mid-Jackson Early Childhood Initiative.
Mid-Jackson is now an Excel By 5 certified early childhood community. A team of educators, community leaders, and parents are working together to make Mid-Jackson a safe, nurturing environment in which to learn and grow.
Mid-Jackson is a host to Mississippi Child Care Resource and Referral Network (MSCCR&R). MSCCR&R (offered throughout Mississippi State University Extension Service) supports early care and education professionals, parents, children, and community members seeking information about quality child care.
The following services are available:
- Training and Technical Assistance
The MSCCR&R Network provides a systematic approach to the training and career building of early care and education providers emphasizing the Early Learning Guidelines for three and four year old children through training workshops. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available upon request.
- Resource Centers
Parents, early care and education providers, and community members are provided the opportunity to use children's literature, puppets, art boxes, educational media, curriculum materials, and other learning resources.
- The Referral Process
The MSCCR&R Network maintains a database of information about all licensed childcare centers to help families locate childcare providers in their area based on each family's needs and interest.
- Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential Online
People seeking professional development can obtain a variety of online childcare professional training courses.
- Workforce Development
The MSCCR&R Network provides opportunities for community college coursework toward a Child Development Technology degree (AA) and or the CDA credential.
Browse through our section of this website to see what steps we're taking to reach our goals.