Child Development and Growth
A non-profit organization that advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children through the development and support of court-sanctioned, community-based programs which provide trained and supervised volunteers.
Resource list: https://casams.org/programs-resources/ includes contact information for local CASA chapters.
A program that matches the unique needs of infants and toddlers who have developmental delays, or a birth condition that could cause a developmental delay, with Early Intervention services and resources within the community.
Individual certified cities provide activities for families in their areas.
The FAMILIES AND ADVOCATES PARTNERSHIP FOR EDUCATION (FAPE) project is a partnership that links families, advocates, and self-advocates to information about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
The University of MS Medical Center hosts a map of MS that will assist families in finding a doctor or pediatrician
2500 North State Street Jackson, MS
The Mississippi Council on Developmental Disabilities is a body of advocates, appointed by the Governor, who promote quality of life for people with developmental disabilities, their families, and the community at large.
239 North Lamar St. 1101 Robert E. Lee Building
Jackson, MS 39201 (601) .359.6238
Information to help you locate a Head Start program in your area.
921 N Congress St, Jackson, MS 39201
1(800) 424-2246 to speak to a Referral Specialist
407 Briarwood Dr, Suite 209 Jackson, MS 39206
The mission of Mississippi Families for Kids is to ensure the permanency and well-being of children and families through the development of educational services and specialized training.
118 College Drive, Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Enhancing quality of life for Mississippians with disabilities. Through programs and services focused on early childhood inclusion and education, housing, transition to adulthood, and wellness.
Resources to find child care near your work or home, to learn more about choosing high-quality child care; information about early childhood health and development, as well as programs and services available to you as a parent or guardian in Mississippi (including doctors and developmental screenings.) There are also links to local laws, rules, and regulations related to child care and education in Mississippi
The core foundation of the eleven child advocacy centers in Mississippi is to work collaboratively with law enforcement, medical personnel, child protective services, prosecutors, and other key professionals during the investigation, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse cases.
1675 Lakeland Drive Suite 505
Jackson, MS 39216
A free book program that mails free books to children from birth age five in participating communities within the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Republic of Ireland.
1465 Lakeland Drive Jackson, MS 39216
(601) 352-7784 (800) 388-6247(toll free)
A variety of services and supports are available for children and youth. Families who need mental help services or support for their children can call the Mississippi Department of Mental Health’s Office of Consumer Supports at 1-877-210-8513 for more information. You may also enter your zip code on http://msdmh.ongovcloud.com/public for DMH certified providers in your area.
The MSU Extension Service offers publications, workshops, articles, and helpful tips for parents, grandparents, guardians, and childcare providers.
These courses are ideal for court requirements, legal requirements, improving personal skills, and growing as a parent. Learning effective parenting skills will not only improve your relationships with your children and co-parent(s), but also reinforce appropriate behavior in others.
We help integrate reading into pediatric practices, advise families about the importance of reading with their children, and share books that serve as a catalyst for healthy childhood development.
Resources to add to your activities at home
To find a site near you
Daily activities parents can do with their children to build their preschool skills.