Join MsECA Today!

Membership is a Mark of Professionalism

The Mississippi Early Childhood Association (MsECA) is your statewide organization for early childhood leadership. For ONLY $55 (professional) or $25 (student) you can become a member of the largest early childhood professional association in the state and join with thousands across the South as a member of the Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA).

(Additional dues may be required to become a member of a local affiliate.)


For the low cost of $55 (professional) or $25 (student) you will:

  • Receive quarterly Dimensions for Young Children, a professional journal from SECA that offers new teaching ideas and research on how young children best learn;

  • Enjoy a significant reduction in the annual MsECA conference registration fee;

  • Have the opportunity to make your voice heard in state level decisions involving the care and education of young children through service on the Board or various committees;

  • Network with other early childhood professionals in the state;

  • Pay reduced prices on professional books; and

  • Enjoy reading a NEW every other month publication via e-mail that features information on national and state early childhood programs and events.

Early childhood education is taking off in our state and we all should be a part of these exciting times. MsECA is poised to lead highly professional and child centered discussions and set the tone for new early childhood initiatives as we move forward. Print the membership form, complete and send with your check made out to MsECA to the address on the form. Start enjoying your membership benefits today!

We Are Educators!

We are Teachers, Administrators, Early Interventionists, Higher Education Faculty, Parents, Service Providers, Trainers, Advocates, Leaders, Curriculum Developers, Decision Makers,  and Practioners working with and for children ages newborn through 8 years.

Mississippi Early Childhood Association (MsECA) has brought together individuals working with young children and families for nearly 60 years. The association was founded in 1953 with 16 charter memebers and was called Mississippi Association of Children Under Six (MACUS).  The association changed its name from MACUS to MsECA in 1993. Currently over 1000 professionals working in every aspect of early education belong to MsECA. MsECA is an affiliate of the Southern Early Childhood Association, an organization of over 21,000 members from 13 states.

Membership benefits in Mississippi Early Childhood Association include:

Involvement in a vital, worthwhile organization whose main goal is improving the lives of young children

Affiliation with the Southern Early Childhood Association

Mississippi Early Childhood Association Newsletters published quarterly

Information on the annual Mississippi Early Childhood Association and Southern Early Childhood Association conferences

Reduced Mississippi Early Childhood Association and Southern Early Childhood Association conference registrations

Reduced prices on Mississippi Early Childhood Association and Southern Early Childhood Association publications

Southern Early Childhood Association publication, DIMENSIONS, published in January, April, July and October

Voting privileges in Mississippi Early Childhood Association and Southern Early Childhood Association organizations


Join MsECA today!

The Southern Early Childhood Association is now assisting MsECA with membership applications.  There are two ways to join:

Download this membership form, complete the information, include the appropriate dues payment and mail to the address listed on the form.  If you need proof of membership, please check that box on the form and a letter will be mailed to you from the SECA office.  Membership cards can take 4-6 weeks to arrive. ·         


Go to SECA's membership page and complete the on-line application You will need a credit card to finalize your membership on-line.  If you need proof of membership, the system will ask you to complete a short form that will be e-mailed to the SECA office.  A proof of membership letter will be mailed or e-mailed to you per your instructions within 2-3 working days. 

Note:  The Proof of Membership Letter is accepted by the Council for Professional Development to complete a CDA application or renewal. E-mail is the quickest method of getting that letter to you.