Early Childhood Specialized Boot Camp Training registration is now open

Registration for the Early Childhood Specialized Boot Camp Training set for June 12-23, is open. Registration deadline is May 26.

The Mississippi Department of Education, through the Office of Early Childhood, is offering its annual two-week full-day Early Childhood Specialized Bootcamp Training June 12-23 in 10 locations across the state: Oxford, Tupelo, Greenwood, Senatobia, Cleveland, Jackson, Meridian, Natchez, Hattiesburg, and Biloxi.

This training is offered to teachers who need to acquire 12 hours of approved early childhood coursework to teach in public school pre-kindergarten classrooms. The completion of this training program, which includes the two-week boot camp participation and two on-line courses, will be the equivalent of 12 hours of early childhood course work needed for teachers and assistants of pre-kindergarten classrooms (general education/special education) lacking an emphasis in early childhood. The boot camp training will also meet the requirements of professional development for administrators with pre-kindergarten classrooms. This training is offered to all early learning providers. All participants must select one site for the entire training.

Each training location can accommodate 25 – 50 participants depending on the site. Registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis at https://www.msresaservices.com/all-workshops/categories-EC.  Registrants will need to verify the correct location in signing-up, as multiple offerings will appear in the registration listing page.

Sessions will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. The following will be provided:

  • Approximately one hour for lunch on your own and information on convenient local eateries will be provided at each training site
  • CEUs (available for purchase)
  • SEMIs
  • Contact hours

Please contact Professional Learning at earlychildhoodtrainings@mdek12.org for:

  • Questions about registration
  • Disability accommodations (wheelchair, hearing impairment, visual impairment, etc.) immediately after registering
  • Additional questions

This event is being funded with state and/or federal funds and is being provided for employees of school districts, employees of the MDE and Department Contractors. Mississippi Constitution Article 4, Section 66 prohibits governing authorities from making donations. According to the Mississippi Attorney General, once the federal funds are turned over to the state, the rules for the expenditure of state funds apply. Based on the Mississippi law, this event is not being provided for third party vendors or external providers.