MCC Secures Grant for Early Childhood Education Program

Meridian Community College's early childhood education technology program is receiving a new grant.

The funding from the Phil Hardin Foundation and Stranahan Foundation will pay for the first year of staffing for the program and resources for early childhood educators.

Those educators will work with parents and kids to help prepare them to start school.

"I hope it will help children be ready for kindergarten. I hope it'll help children and their parents, help children reach their potential," said Win Maxey-Shumate, program coordinator.

MCC is starting a new project, BEEP, or Best Early Education Practices.

Educators and parents who are interested in knowing more may contact Shumate at 601-481-1376, or

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