The Mississippi State University Early Childhood Institute (ECI) is partnering with MsECA to host four FREE regional training conferences this year through grant funding from the Division of Early Childhood Care and Development of the Mississippi Department of Human Services awarded to ECI.

Our date for the 2014 Gulf Coast Blastoff is changing from what we published in the Winter/Spring newsletter!  We will have the adjusted date ASAP.

Gulfport TBD

Greenville June 26th

Natchez August 2nd

Tupelo August 23rd


Join us as we blast off student outcomes through effective instruction!  Registration and additional information is available at


MS Early Childhood Association Conference

61th Annual Conference

Oct 8-10, 2014

Thad Cochran Center, University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi


Southern Early Childhood Association

64th Annual Conference

January 15-17, 2015

New Orleans, LA

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