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 The Mississippi State Department of Health, Child Care Facilities Licensure Division has two (2) vacancies on the Child Care Advisory Council.  The two (2) vacancies are in the northern part of the state (Supreme Court District 3).  See map for counties in Supreme Court District 3.

The Department is now taking applications from those individuals that would like to serve on the council.  All terms are for three years.

Per Statute: It shall be the duty of the advisory council to assist and advise the licensing agency in the development of regulations governing the licensure and regulation of child care facilities and to advise the licensing agency on matters relative to the administration and interpretation of the provisions of this chapter.

Council members are required to attend meetings at least four (4) times a year and more often if necessary.  The Department reimburses the council members for their travel according to the rates established by state law.

The two (2) vacancies in the northern part of the state (Supreme Court District 3 – the YELLOW area on the attached map) are for representatives from a “Child Care Provider” i.e., either an owner of a licensed child care facility or is an employee of a licensed child care facility.

To be considered for appointment to the Council, you must apply in the following manner.

1.              Complete the attached Child Care Advisory Council Application form

2.              Prepare a cover letter explaining why you want to serve on the Council

3.              Prepare a resume

Send the application, cover letter, and resume to the address listed below.

Mail all required documents to the following mailing address:

Mississippi Department of Health

Child Care Licensure Division

PO Box 1700

Jackson, MS39215-1700


Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.

All applications must be received in this office or postmarked no later than July 14, 2017.

Please contact Chad Allgood at 601-364-2827 if additional information is required.

The deadline for submitting an application is July 14, 2017.


The Mississippi State Department of Health will be hosting three (3) Public Meetings to provide information regarding the enhancement and expansion of the Mississippi State Department of Health Child Care Licensing Program.  The meeting will address:

The Child Care Licensing Project for Increasing Regulatory Compliance with Child Care Laws, Rules, Regulations, and Policies Designed to Keep Mississippi Children Safe in Their Child Care Environments.

The meetings will be held on the following days at the locations and times indicated.  All child care providers and interested parties are welcome to attend.

June 24, 2017 – Saturday

11:00 a.m.

Harrisburg Baptist Church

4675 Cliff Gookin Blvd.

Tupelo, MS38801

 June 26, 2017 – Monday

11:00 a.m.

Parkway Heights United Methodist Church

2420 Hardy Street

Hattiesburg, MS 39401

 July 14, 2017 – Friday

11:00 a.m.

MSDH Osborne Auditorium

570 East Woodrow Wilson Blvd.

Jackson, MS 39216


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