The Mississippi State Department of Health has launched an online database of the more than 1,500 statewide licensed child care facilities. The database includes the facilities’ licensing status, inspection reports, complaint investigations, and monetary penalties assigned during routine visits or inspections.
“For years you’ve been able to locate a licensed facility in your area through our website, but this new database will be a huge advancement for our state,” said Jim Craig, MSDH Director of Health Protection. “This is a project that has been years in the making, and we’re extremely proud to be able to finally offer this service to parents in Mississippi.”
This is the first online search feature from MSDH that allows parents to locate child-care centers or youth camps with specific features.
The database also provides performance information, which includes inspections, investigations, monetary penalties, and whether the facility is part of the MDHS Child Care Certificate program.
The searchable database, found at https://msdh.ms.gov, is free and available to use 24 hours a day.
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