MECIC Vision

Mississippi Early Childhood Inclusion Center

The overarching goal and vision of the Mississippi Early Childhood Inclusion Center (MECIC) is to meet the needs of early childhood educators, families, and young children with special needs by providing high quality early childhood inclusion.

The Mississippi Early Childhood Inclusion center is a division of the Institute for Disability Studies (IDS), Mississippi's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) Research, Education, and Service. IDS is housed at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. The mission of IDS is to positively affect the lives of Mississippi citizens with developmental and other disabilities and their families across the life span and to work toward increasing their independence, productivity, and integration into their communities.