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MSU Extension program wins national award
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- A program designed to teach early childhood teachers and center directors how to provide a safe and clean environment for young children recently received national recognition.
The National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences selected the Healthy Homes for Child Care program, developed by the Mississippi State University Extension Service, as the Southern Region winner and a national winner in the Clean and Healthy Families and Communities category.
Team members recognized for their efforts were Susan Cosgrove, area Extension agent for the Coastal Region; David Buys, Extension health specialist; Brooke Knight, Extension agent in Jones County; Lanette Crocker, Extension agent in Wayne County; Patty Swearingen, Extension agent in Lauderdale County; and Jessica Heap, child care licensure official with the Mississippi State Department of Health.
The team also won the Southern Region award for this program in the Early Childhood Child Care Training category.
For more information on the program, go to http://bit.ly/2yKb9f5.