Child Care Lobby Day shares MLICCI agenda

MLICCI recently hosted its 2017 Child Care Lobby Day at the Mississippi State Capitol. During the event, held on Feb. 21, from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., child care providers, parents, advocates and other supporters gathered to learn details about ongoing legislative issues and matters that are impacting child care centers across the state.  In addition to […]


MLICCI releases new special report on TANF

We’re excited to announce the release of our special report on the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families or TANF program. Our report, “TANF at 20 in Mississippi: A Pathway Out of Poverty or a Shrinking Safety Net? ” takes a look back at the last 20 years since the programs inception. In addition to offering a […]

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Encouraged by state’s new early childhood program; awaiting details

The Mississippi Low-Income Child-Care Initiative (MLICCI) is very encouraged by the state’s new plan for its early childhood program that sensibly puts more emphasis on support like onsite mentoring and coaching and less on punitive clipboard evaluations. The revised plan, which goes into effect July 1, has community colleges playing a central role by providing childcare […]