Child Development and Growth
5th annual MS Legislative Count Down Calendar
Each legislative session, we place a new version of this calendar on the desk of every Mississippi legislator. The calendar provides a page for each day of the session with data and information that impact the children of Mississippi. Mississippi 5th graders contributed artwork for the weekend pages.
Kids, Families and COVID-19
Pandemic Pain Points and the Urgent Need to Respond
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Mississippi children and their families are struggling with food security, housing, health insurance, and mental health care. This new data and recommendations to meet these needs is published in the Kids, Families and COVID-19: Pandemic Pain Points and a Roadmap for Recovery, a 50-state KIDS COUNT policy report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation on how families are faring during the pandemic.
12 Days of Vroom Tips
Mississippi Thrive shares 12 Days of Vroom Tips that include each age group. Vroom provides science-based tips and tools to inspire families to turn shared, everyday moments into Brain Building Moments.
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