Graduate Center for the Study of Early Learning

The University of Mississippi School of Education

Areas of Emphasis

Willie Price Early Childhood Center – The Graduate Center is supporting staff at the Willie Price Early Childhood Center on campus. Willie Price serves three and four year-old children using the most current instructional strategies and curriculum that is age appropriate. Support to staff is in the form of professional development and classroom coaching.

North Mississippi Education Consortium – In partnership with NMEC, the Center provides professional development to area teachers of children birth-8 years of age.

Supporting Early Childhood Teacher Educators in Mississippi – The Center leads an effort to strengthen the preparation of early childhood education teachers graduating from state and private institutions of higher learning across the state. This involves bringing early childhood teacher educators representing colleges and universities together for the purpose of strengthening the knowledge and skills of early childhood teacher candidates during their course of study.