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
Early Intervention (Children Younger than 3 Years)
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.
The EVERYTHINGPRESCHOOL website contains over 30,000 early childhood education ideas separated into over 100 themes, 26 Alphabet Idea Sections, & Lesson Plans
Excel by 5
Individual certified cities provide activities for families in their areas.
Families and Advocates Partnership for Education (FAPE)
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).
“Find a Doctor”- University of MS Medical Center
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
MS Council on Deelopment Disabilities
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
MS Head Start Association
Information to help you locate a Head Start program in your area.
921 N Congress St, Jackson, MS 39201
MS State Department of Health – Licensed Child Care list
1(800) 424-2246 to speak to a Referral Specialist
Mississippi Families for Kids
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.