Pearl River partners with local artist for story-time with potential future Wildcats

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Pearl River Community College’s Early Childhood Academy provided new reading material for potential future Wildcats through a partnership with a young local author.

As part of its community outreach through Pearl River Community College’s ECA, PRCC helped to provide children at TJ’s Learning Center with a free copy of Noah Harris’ book, “Successville” Wednesday.  Harris is a graduate of Oak Grove High School and is en route to his Successville as he attends Harvard University so that he may be equipped to have a profound impact on the world.

“We have had so many great opportunities to make an impact in our community through the Early Childhood Academy of Pearl River Community College,” Vice President for Forrest County Operations Dr. Jana Causey said. “It is imperative that we begin preparing students to be successful from the earliest age possible. Exposing these children to accomplished community members like Mr. Noah Harris and his book called Successville provides an example to them that communicates and encourages confidence to achieve great things. Pearl River Community College is proud to provide this opportunity.”

Successville is a compelling story that encourages children to dream big and reach for their goals in life by valuing their education. This story teaches that a great education is key to everything you want to achieve, and a great education begins in the classroom by paying attention, listening, and working hard.

The mission of the ECA is to provide ongoing high-quality technical assistance and professional development to child care providers and families through resource and referral services to ensure a nurturing learning environment that promotes readiness. Locally, PRCC’s ECA offers various fun and educational events on campus and in the community for local children.

“We are thankful to have such a young and accomplished author from our community read to children at one of our local child development centers,” Coordinator of Early Childhood Academy Katherine Dedeaux said. “We work with the community and local childcare development centers to increase kindergarten readiness.”

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