Training Follow-Up: Connecting Clients with Early Childhood Development Resources

Presented by Shelly Brooks, Director of the Early Childhood Coalition of NEMS, United Way NEMS –


This session covered the early childhood resources available in your (MS) community and best practices on how to connect your clients to these resources to focus on school readiness, student attendance, and health opportunities for our youngest clients.

Below you see links for early childhood resources.


MS Department of Health

Early Intervention (children under 3)

MS Department of Human Services

Childcare payment system || Resource & Referral Sites

MECIC (MS Early Childhood Inclusion Center)

Free screening events

CDC- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Development Milestone Information

Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Free children’s books until age 5

Excel by 5 communities

School District (3 years old)

Mississippi Thrive

Resources by county map

Vroom Resources

Download the Early Childhood Resource Sheet

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