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Join us for Forum for the Future!

January 12th, 20209:00AM – 2:30PM We’re excited to be partnering on this upcoming virtual event with the Mississippi Early Learning Alliance (MELA) and the Child Health and Development Project: Mississippi Thrive! Registration is now open for Forum for the Future: Communicating about the Early Years. REGISTER HERE
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Untapped Potential – Virtual Summit on Childcare Event Recap

The report “Untapped Potential” notes that “childcare is a two-generation workforce issue, crucial for our workforce of today and workforce of tomorrow.”  In February 2020, when the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation released a report indicating that Mississippi loses $673 million annually due to childcare breakdowns, it was important that, as Chamber partners, the Children’s […]
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Untapped Potential: Economic Impact of Mississippi Childcare Virtual Summit Sept. 29, 2 p.m. – Register Now

Quality childcare has never been more critical than it is today in Mississippi. As the state looks to recover from the impact of COVID-19, accessibility to quality, early education and childcare will play a significant role for our state’s employers and employees. The Mississippi Economic Council, along with the Children’s Foundation of Mississippi, will host […]
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2020 Household Pulse Survey, Mississippi Results: Food Insecurity

This is the second in the Children’s Foundation of Mississippi series of blog posts to spotlight how our children and families are faring during the COVID pandemic. The results of this national survey measure the ‘pulse’ of U.S. households on a number of topics including: loss of employment income and anticipated loss of income; food […]
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2020 Household Pulse Survey, Mississippi Results: Healthcare Delay

Our state is continuing to see how the things we highly value—good health, physical safety, thriving communities—are all interwoven with the economy. The hallmark of an economy that really works is that it works for people. With each passing week, families are reminded just how important it is to know that incomes will be stable […]
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Mississippi Residents Support Statewide Pre-Kindergarten

The Children’s Foundation of Mississippi today released the findings of astatewide survey of attitudes and opinions toward children’s issues. The Mississippi Issues Impacting Children (MIIC) survey offers insights into the kinds of early childhood policies that state residents already support on topics such as Pre-Kindergarten and quality child care. Linda Southward, Executive Director of the […]
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