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Early Childhood

The Office of Early Childhood is committed to accelerating student achievement for every child in Mississippi. We accomplish this goal by helping school districts and families improve the readiness and reading achievement of Mississippi students starting in preschool.

Save the Date for the Early Childhood Education Conference - July 24 - 27, 2023

MS Early Childhood Education Conference Call for Proposals

Ways School Districts Can Work with Area Head Start Entities to Coordinate Enrollment

Back-to-School Resources

Pre-K Program Requirements At-A-Glance Chart

Mississippi Beginnings Curriculum -UPDATES ADDED!

Family Engagement Calendar

Family Enrichment Activities

Splash Pages

MPB Classroom TV Episodes

Office of Early Childhood Newsletter

Program Administration and Evaluation

Guidelines and Standards

Best Practices Checklists and Observational Checklists

Tools and Supports

Early Learning Collaboratives and State Invested Pre-K Program


Brigance Assurances Form

Classroom Assessment Scoring System® (CLASS)

State Early Childhood Advisory Council 

Supporting Students and Families

Pre-K English Learner Resources

Transition to Kindergarten

Family Engagement Framework and Toolkit

Parent Pre-K and Kindergarten Informal Observation Checklist 


Professional Learning and Training

Professional Learning- UPDATES ADDED!

Early Childhood Education Bootcamp 

June 2022 Registration

Should I Go to Bootcamp Flyer

Early Childhood Updates

Subscribe to the Early Childhood listserv.