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Division of Early Childhood education


The Choctaw Early Childhood Programs are comprehensive child development programs designed to provide a broad range of services to children ages 8 weeks to 5 years of age, their families, and the community. It requires that parents and the staff develop a partnership to make the best use of their talents, skills, and resources to benefit the children. We are committed to the principle that parents are the first and most important teachers of children and as such, your input and involvement is valuable to our program. Our goal is to assist you in providing for your child's medical, dental, nutritional and mental health needs while we help your child learn. It is also our goal to assist parents in identifying family needs and to locate services and resources, which will help you to meet your needs and lead to an overall improvement in the quality of your lives. We also focus on providing parenting skills education throughout the year. We make every effort to coordinate our work with families and all existing community resources

DOECE 2010-2011 Annual Report

Program Highlights

Qualified Staff
Certified teachers in every classroom.
Low Teacher/Child Ratios
Technology in the Classroom
Video Surveillance Cameras
Family Focused
Research Based 0-3 Brain Development
NAEYC developmentally appropriate practices guidelines
Center licensed by Mississippi Department of Health
Daily Bus Route for Head Start Class only.
Chata Ayokpachi Nittak (Choctaw Celebration Day) (Preschool age only)
Week of The Young Child
RIF (Reading Is Fundamental) Book distribution and activities
Field Trips (Preschool age only)
End of the year Celebration
Holiday Celebrations
Special Classroom Visitors

DOECE Main Office
P.O. Box 6010 ~ Choctaw, MS 39350
601.650.1680 ~ Fax: 601.650.1792
Monday - Friday ~ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm