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Community members celebrate county achievement - Julee Brown WTVA (jbrown@wtva.com)

It took money, time and a lot of hard work but Monroe county leaders hope it all pays off for children in that area. The county is now Certified as an "Excel By 5" Early childhood community. The effort will help ensure all children get a head start on school.

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Chevron's Excel By Five Program Deserves Our Support

Newborns come into the world ready to learn. Scientific studies done in the last 30 years show that the effects of quality, nurturing care received by babies, toddlers, and pre-schoolers can be measured into adulthood. Something as simply as reading to a child every day has an enormous and lasting impact.

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First Lady Marsha Barbour and Early Childhood Development Experts Launch ChevronTexaco-Funded Pilot

JACKSON, Miss – Mississippi First Lady Marsha Barbour today joined early childhood development experts and ChevronTexaco representatives to launch Excel by Five, a community-based educational program designed  to improve a child’s overall well-being by age five. Funded with a $650,000 grant from ChevronTexaco, the program will be piloted in Cleveland, West Point, Petal and Pascagoula.

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Petal Becomes First Excel By 5 Community

Starkville, Mississippi – Petal, Mississippi will officially become the first certified Excel by 5 community in the state on Saturday, March 31, 2007 at the community’s celebration.  As one of four pilot sites, Petal will be recognized for its work to meet the required criteria to achieve certification as a “child-friendly” community.  

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Excel By 5 toy library to give local preschoolers a head start

PASCAGOULA -- The Excel by 5 toy library has all the educational opportunities of a pre-school classroom combined with all the fun of a new toy store, and it will open in April for area children to enjoy.

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