Children and Parenting
By providing education programs and materials for children, families, caregivers, and early educators, the Mississippi State University Extension Service works to further the well-being of Mississippi’s most precious and vulnerable population, our children.
MSU Extension Head Start Program
The new MSU Extension Head Start Program, offered in Harrison County, is designed to help children and their parents make an easier transition from day care and pre-school to kindergarten. The program will combine local partnerships with research-based education methods to serve children at the most critical stage of life.
Head Start Centers to be served are Gilbert Mason, Harry Tartt, Linda Lyons, Central Elementary, and Gorenflo. Partnerships have been established with local school districts—Gulfport School District and Biloxi Public School District—as well as Moore Community House and Shine Early Learning. Moore Community House currently houses Early Head Start, while Shine Early Learning will provide program support.
While serving the children of Harrison County, MSU Extension will be working to build a successful model that can be shared and replicated statewide.
The Mississippi State University Extension Service plans to ease the transition to school for families with young children through a new Head Start program on the Gulf Coast.
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Mississippi State University received three grants Oct. 22 totaling almost $900,000 to enhance the advancement of scientific and environmental literacy among children and young people living near the Gulf Coast.
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