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Did you know a child’s brain grows fastest in their first five years? What a great time to learn! We have resources and information to help you support your child’s development. 

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Learn milestones for your students, and get free tips for encouraging development. We have free resources for your classroom and professional training. 

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From surveillance and screenings to helping families thrive in the early years, you’re on the front lines carrying out the mission to improve the health of Mississippi’s children.

Mississippi Thrive!

Child Health and Development Project

Families, teachers and healthcare providers have what it takes to build young children’s brains! 


The Early Childhood Health and Development Summit in the COVID Era on March 4th was a great success! 

We want to thank all our speakers, panelists, exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees for joining us to discuss promoting children’s optimal health and development during the era of COVID. Here are a few pictures from the day.