Being responsible for elder adult family members, children and/or pets can sometimes make it tricky to achieve work life balance. MSU’s network of supportive programs and agencies is helpful in managing dependent care challenges.
Two campus programs provide education and care of young children age five years and younger. Enrollment priority to MSU faculty, staff and students and waiting lists are maintained.
Aiken Village Preschool is operated by the MSU Early Childhood Institute (ECI) in partnership with the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education in the MSU College of Education and with Institute of Community Services, Inc. /Project Head Start. AVP serves children ages three-five years offering an age-appropriate child-oriented curriculum.
Child Development and Family Studies Center is an experiential child study laboratory sponsored by the School of Human Sciences at MSU. Play is valued and developmentally appropriate activities are planned weekly for children ranging from infancy to five years. University students complete weekly observations and activities with children.
Additionally, The Mississippi Child Care Resource and Referral Network (MSCCR&R) maintains a database of information about all licensed childcare centers in the state of Mississippi. MSCCR&R helps families locate childcare providers based on each family’s needs and interests. To request a referral for available local child care, call (662) 325-5122.