Mississippi State
Early Childhood Advisory Coucil




WHAT IS SECAC?



SECAC serves as not only a group of advisors, but as liaisons between the governor’s office and administrative agencies and providers. SECAC does not make policy or approve regulations; it informs early education and care in Mississippi by making recommendations.



SECAC'S MISSION


ACCORDING TO THE HEAD START ACT



Conducting a periodic statewide needs assessment concerning the quality and availability of early childhood education.
Identifying opportunities for, and barriers to, collaboration and coordination among federally-funded and state-funded child development, child care, and early childhood education programs and services.


Developing recommendations:
• For increasing the overall participation of children in existing child care and early childhood education programs.
• Regarding unified data collection systems.
• Regarding statewide professional development and career advancement plans for early childhood educators.
• For improvements in state early learning standards and undertaking efforts to develop high-quality comprehensive early learning standards.


Assessing the capacity and effectiveness of 2- and 4- year public and private institutions of higher education in the State.
Holding public hearings and providing opportunities for public comment on the activities described in clause.
Submitting a statewide strategic report addressing the activities described above to the state director of Head Start Collaboration and the governor.







SUBSCRIBE FOR UPDATES






    OUR MEMBERS