Chat About Children

Along with the Mississippi Alliance of Nonprofits and Philanthropy, we’ve created Chat About Children, a video interview series connecting viewers with system leaders who affect the wellbeing of children in Mississippi.

Opinions expressed by guests are not necessarily shared by the Children’s Foundation of Mississippi.

Episode 5 – Early Learning Collaboratives in Mississippi

Dr. Jill Dent of the Mississippi Department of Education and Jennifer Calvert from the Monroe Early Learning Collaborative talk about Early Learning Collaboratives—innovative partnerships designed to give Mississippi kids the best foundation for a lifetime of learning.

Episode 4 – COVID and Children

Dr. Thomas Dobbs, Mississippi State Department of Health State Health Officer, shares a deep dive on data and tips on what parents and guardians need to know about COVID-19 and children.

Episode 3 – Childcare during COVID-19

This edition of Chat About Children addresses questions around childcare during COVID-19. Childcare is an essential component for supporting Mississippi’s workforce. Join featuring Andrea Sanders, J.D. and Chad Allgood Ph.D., of Mississippi Department of Human Services, and Dr. Thomas Dobbs, Mississippi State Department of Health State Health Officer.

Episode 2 – The U.S. Census

Important information about the U.S. Census, its impact on Mississippi kids, and what you can do to make sure our state receives a complete count. Featuring a panel with Mississippi NAACP Executive Director Corey Wiggins, Mississippi Census Complete Count Committee chair Sen. Giles Ward (ret.), and Dr. John Green with the University of Mississippi Center for Population Studies.

Episode 1 – COVID and Education

Dr. Carly Wright, Mississippi State Superintendent of Schools and Dr. Carla J. Evers, Superintendent of Pass Christian Public School District