Click here to view the professional child care trainings offered by Jackson State University’s School of Lifelong Learning. For more information or to register, call (601) 432-6234 or visit www.services.smec-jsu.org.

MHSA’s mission is to provide the state’s children and families with a range of individualized services in the areas of education and early child development, medical, dental and mental health, nutrition and parent involvement. Embracing a set of core value which promotes wellness, respects families cultures and diversity, supports family empowerment and community development. Head Start programs are designed to build on the strengths of families and communities.

 Mississippi Head Start Programs

 Mississippi Early Head Start Programs

 Upcoming Conferences and Meetings

Mississippi Head Start Association Teachers’ Conference
July 23-25, 2012
Natchez Convention Center
Natchez, MS 

 



Click here to download the MHSA Membership Card registration form.

Resources from our Spring Conference are available now.

2011 Needs Assessment

The Head Start Act (as amended December 12, 2007) requires each Head Start State Collaboration Office to conduct a needs assessment of Head Start and Early Head Start grantees.

Download the 2011 Mississippi Head Start Collaboration Office Needs Assessment report here.

Call for Papers

Download and complete the Mississippi Head Start Association Call of Papers to be considered as a presenter at one of our upcoming statewide conferences.

Call for Papers (PDF)

School Readiness

Head Start defines school readiness as children possessing the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for success in school and for later learning and life. Read More

Review the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007 by clicking here.