About MBB 2018-03-07T16:10:54+00:00

Our Mission

Mississippi Building Blocks is a program designed to assist existing childcare centers in improving the school readiness of children. This is accomplished by expanding teaching and learning in licensed child care centers and strengthening parenting skills.

Our qualified staff works with early childhood professionals to enhance the quality of their practices and programs. Programs that participate in Mississippi Building Blocks will have the opportunity to:

  • Improve classroom quality
  • Expand the instructional practices of their teachers
  • Increase family engagement
  • Strengthen the business and administrative practices of center directors
  • Develop age-appropriate knowledge and skills in children that will prepare them for school entry and life-long success
Since Mississippi Building Blocks began in 2008 we have raised approximately $6 million dollars from Mississippi businesses who support our mission. The Barksdale Reading Institute and the Mississippi Economic Council are major champions of our early childhood education efforts.