Affiliate Groups

One of the goals of the Mississippi Early Childhood Association (MsECA) is to connect early education professionals to one another on the local level.  Affiliate groups of MsECA meet regularly to discuss issues of interest in the areas in which members work.  Most meetings also offer educational programs which are approved for contact hours for child care licensure.  In addition to this grassroots support of early education, each affiliate has representation on the MsECA board.  The affiliate president serves as a voting member of the executive board and is able to bring a unified voice from the local members into statewide decision making.  MsECA is striving to grow the number of affiliates and provide encouragement and support to each.  If you are interested in helping with this connection, please contact the MsECA office or your local Member at Large.   MAL map 2011-2014

MsECA is an affiliate of the Southern Early Childhood Association, an organization of over 21,000 members from 13 states.

There are currently ten affiliate groups in the state. For more information about becoming a member of your local affiliate, email us at [email protected] .

1. Jackson Association of Children Under Six (JACUS) – Jackson

2. Hattiesburg Early Childhood Association (HECA) – Hattiesburg

3. Washington, Issaquena, Sharkey, Humphreys (WISH)- Greenville area

4. Gulf Coast Early Childhood Association (GCECA)  Gulf Coast area

5. Itawamba Community College Early Childhood Association (ICCMECA) Fulton

6. Delta State University Early Childhood Association (DSUECA) Cleveland

7. Rankin Childcare Directors’ Association (RCDA) Rankin County area

8. Four Counties Early Childhood Association (4-MSECA) Starkville area

9. Monroe County Early Childhood Association (MCECA) Amory area

10. Northeast Mississippi Early Childhood Association – Professionals Advocating for Children (NeMsECA – PAC) – Pontotoc

11. Eastern Gulf Coast Early Childhood Association (EGCECA) – serving Southeastern Coastal Counties

Click to locate the Member at Large who represents your MsECA District.   MAL map 2011-2014