News & Updates
June Health and Safety Training Session Schedule and Locations
June 5, 2017
June 3, 2017 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Itawamba Community College District
Hinds Community College District
Meridian Community College District
MS Delta Community College District
June 10, 2017 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Northeast MS Community College District
Jones Community College District
Pearl River Community College District
June 17, 2017 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Holmes Community College District
June 24, 2017 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Southwest Community College District
East Central Community College District
Northwest MS Community College District
MS Gulf Coast Community College District
East MS Community College District
Copiah-Lincoln Community College District
May SECAC meeting
May 24, 2017
The May SECAC meeting has been canceled. SECAC plans to reconvene the Council at the next regularly scheduled date, Thursday, June 22nd from 10 -12, in our usual location at the Woolfolk Building. For your convenience, all meeting information is kept up to date on the SECAC website at https://secac.ms.gov/upcoming-meetings/.
Early Childhood Academy Resource and Referral Open House
May 10, 2017
The newly created Early Childhood Academy Resource and Referral centers will be hosting a series of open house events to inform the community of services and resources that will be available. To learn more about the dates and locations of the open houses click here.
Child Care Payment Program Policy Manual Public Hearing
May 9, 2017
The Child Care Payment Program Policy Manual Public Hearing has been scheduled for:
May 30, 2017 @ 9:00 a.m.
Mississippi Department of Human Services
2nd Floor Auditorium
750 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39202
Child Care Payment Program Monthly Newsletter
May 8, 2017
MDHS has published the first issue of its monthly Child Care Payment Program (CCPP) Newsletter. The monthly newsletter is dedicated to keeping everyone updated on information related to the CCPP. Click here to read the latest newsletter.
Child Care Payment Program Policy Manual
April 12, 2017
To support Mississippi’s new early childhood state plan “Family-Based Unified and Integrated Early Childhood System” and requirements outlined in the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014, The Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) has updated the Child Care Payment Program (CCPP) policy manual. MDHS submitted the updated policy manual to the Secretary of State’s Office Wednesday, April 12, 2017, and is currently in the 25-day tolling period of the Administrative Procedures Act process for public comment.
- To review the new CCPP policy manual, click here.
- To make comments about or suggest changes to the new policy manual, click here.
Family-Based Unified and Integrated Early Childhood System
In December 2016, SECAC and MDHS presented Mississippi’s plan for early childhood to Governor Phil Bryant titled, “A Family-Based Unified and Integrated Early Childhood System.” The plan takes into account the whole life of a child through three areas of child development: (1) early care and learning; (2) health, mental health, safety and nutrition; and (3) family engagement. As part of the plan, MDHS is developing a system that promotes the best outcome for the child by supporting family as a whole; providing continuity of learning from birth to 5 in order to prepare children to enter into kindergarten; and beginning with the child care center as the starting point for high-quality early care and learning.
Click here to read “A Family-Based Unified and Integrated Early Childhood System.”