Mississippi Legacy for Children

Legacy Project
The Mississippi Legacy for Children is a collaborative effort between Friends of Children of Mississippi, Inc. and Mississippi Action for Progress, Inc. (MAP). The Legacy project intends to influence parents to make thoughtful choices that lead to better child outcomes by:

  • Promoting maternal responsibility, maternal investment and maternal devotion of time and energy for her child.
  • Promoting responsive, sensitive mother-child relationships.
  • Supporting mothers as guides in their children’s behavioral and emotional regulation.
  • Promoting each mother’s facilitation of her children’s verbal and cognitive development.
  • Promoting each mother’s sense of community.

For more information about the Legacy program, please email Ms. Shirley Moore at shirley_moore@fcmi-ms.us or 601.321.0960. Ext. 3072.

Hazlehurst Quality Enhancement Project

The Hazlehurst Quality Enhancement Project was designed to ensure that the four-year-old children in the Hazlehurst Community are prepared for kindergarten. FCM, Inc. has launched this project through joint partnerships with the Hazlehurst School District, Mississippi Department of Education and the Mississippi Department of Human Services.

Partnering teaching staff are provided with early childhood education training and technical assistance that enhances children’s developmental growth by providing age appropriate skills. All four-year-old children eligible for kindergarten receive the FCM, Inc. Child Independent Assessments.

For more information, on the Hazlehurst Quality Enhancement Project, contact Ms. Tracy A. Johnson tracy_johnson@fcmi-ms.us at 601.321.0960. Ext. 3050.

Madison County WIN Job Center ECD One-Stop Shop

Customized early childhood development services are available for eligible customers receiving services at the WIN Job Center in Canton, MS. These services are made available through a partnership between FCM, Inc., Mississippi Department of Human Services and Central Mississippi Planning and Development District.

These services include:

  • On-site infants and toddlers (8 weeks up to age 3) care up to 8 hours a day;
  • Hourly child care services (made 24 hours in advance);
  • Services for drop-ins (minimum slots available);
  • Services for preschoolers age four-years-old and older for a maximum of 2 hours, if space is available.

For more information, contract Dr. Cathy Gaston at cathy_gaston@fcmi-ms.us or 601.321.0960. Ext 3004.

T.W.O. (TANF to Work and Ownership) Project

TWO ImageThe T.W.O. Project incorporates personal skills and self-esteem development along with job training and placements. The project also provide financial literacy training to assist participants in using their money wisely. More than 500 Mississippians have been trained through this effort. Each participant is offered an Individual Development Account (IDA), which allows them to build assets through match savings accounts.

For more information on the T.W.O. Project, call Stephanie Williams at 601.321.0960. Ext. 3044.