The Early Years Network supports high quality early care and education experiences for Mississippi’s children. As a one-stop shop, the network provides cohesive education, outreach, and services based on scientific research, established best practices, and practical, hands-on approaches across the state through the following partners: Mississippi State University Extension Service, Center for Child Development at University of Southern Mississippi, Dr. Maxine Harper Center for Educational Research and Evaluation at University of Mississippi, Early Childhood Institute at Mississippi State University, Institute for Disability Studies at University of Southern Mississippi, Mississippi Center for Education Innovation, Quality Stars, and Save the Children.

Funded by the Mississippi Department of Human Services, Division of Early Childhood Care and Development, the Early Years Network provides an array of programs and services to support continuous quality improvement.