MSU Extension Head Start
In efforts to keep all children, families, and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are closed at this time. We are following the school closure guidelines with the local school districts in Harrison County.
The new MSU Extension Service Head Start Program, offered in Harrison County, is designed to help children and their parents make an easier transition from daycare and preschool to kindergarten. The program will combine local partnerships with research-based education methods to serve children at this most critical stage of life.
Head Start centers to be served are Gilbert Mason, East Biloxi, and Gaston Point. Linda Lyons will be used as an Early Head Start center. Partnerships have been established with local school districts—Gulfport School District and Biloxi Public School District—as well as Moore Community House and Shine Early Learning. Moore Community House currently houses Early Head Start, including Linda Lyons, while Shine Early Learning will provide program support.
While serving the children of Harrison County, MSU Extension will be working to build a successful model that can be shared and replicated statewide.
MSU-Extension Head Start Program Administrative Office
521 34th Street
Gulfport, MS 39507
East Biloxi Head Start
771 Elder Street
Biloxi, MS 39530
Gaston Point Head Start
1526 Mills Avenue
Gulfport, MS 39501
Gilbert Mason Head Start
4221 Popp’s Ferry Road
D’Iberville, MS 39540
Following nationwide closures of pre-Ks and early childhood education centers due to coronavirus, millions of parents are now caring for their young children at home.
Many Mississippi parents are wondering how to continue their young child’s learning, said Louise Davis, a Mississippi State University Extension Service professor with the School of Human Sciences. With a little bit of structure and some fun activities, young children can continue to develop the skills they need for school and beyond.