Alcorn’s Dr. Carrie Ford presents at the Mississippi Early Childhood Association Conference

Alcorn State University assistant professor and chair of the Department of Human Sciences Dr. Carrie Ford participated in the Mississippi Early Childhood Association 61st Annual “Imagine” Conference held recently at the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Ford presented a paper entitled “Exploring the Context of School Readiness and School Success for Young Children.”

Ford’s presentation was aimed at identifying risk factors that hinder children’s “school readiness” and “school success”, as well as providing participants with research and intervention strategies.

“This was an awesome experience for me. This conference is one of the most important ones in our field. It was an honor to be asked to attend and present before the experts in the early childhood education field,” Ford stated. “The best part about the event was the opportunity to network and collaborate with other entities and professionals across the state of Mississippi.”

Ford is an advocate for children and families, a licensed approved staff trainer for the state of Mississippi, a peer reviewer for the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and a professional development specialist for Child Development Association candidates seeking to attain credentials in child development. She has conducted extensive research on at-risk learners consisting of youth both inside and outside of correctional facilities.

For more information about the Department of Human Sciences or for speaking and workshop engagements, contact Dr. Carrie Ford at (601) 877.4716 or [email protected].

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