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Childcare Providers Get a Hand Up in Sunflower County

Johnnie Mae Rodney understands that childcare cannot be a one-size-fits-all arrangement.

“To put a group of children all in one room, infants and toddlers, just confuses everything,” said the 18-year certified childcare instructor at Indianola’s BeBe Kids Learning Center. “Each age group is learning something different, doing something different, and they need their own space.”

Thanks to support from Delta Health Alliance,

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Early Childhood Education in the Delta

A simple greeting can mean the difference between a good day and bad one, and Kenya Raymond wants every day to be good.

“It’s important to know how a person wants to be greeted, both parents and children,” said Raymond, an Early Head Start Child Care Partnership instructor from Moorhead. “It’s all part of interacting in a way that makes for a better day.”

These and other techniques were part of a recent “Conscious Discipline” training sponsored by Delta Health Alliance and the Sunflower Childcare Coalition,

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