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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.

Mississippi Early Childhood Education Conference: June 17 - 20, 2024


Early Childhood Specialized Training (Bootcamp) July 15 - 25, 2024


Should I Be Here Flier 

What Every Administrator Needs to Know about Early Childhood Boot Camp 2024




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

Early Learning Collaborative Informational Webinar

Blended Pre-kindergarten Classroom Program Grant Cohort 4 Informational Webinar Recording

What Every Administrator Needs to Know about Early Childhood Boot Camp 2024


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


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 Updates

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