​Excel by 5 Back to School Rally and Health Fair

The North Madison County Excel by 5 Coalition will host a Back-to-School and Health Fair on August 1, 2015, from 9:00 – 11:00 am at St. Paul AME Zion Church
located at 505 South Union Street, Canton, MS 39046.

This annual event brings community awareness of the importance of early childhood education and kindergarten preparedness to parents and children of Canton
and North Madison County. Excel by 5 emphasizes the important roles parents and early childhood educators play in the lives of children during their most formative years – birth to age five.

The North Madison County Excel by 5 Coalition will offer free book bags and school supplies to preschool and kindergarten age children at this event in order to help them succeed from the beginning of their first days of school. In order to receive these complimentary items, parents must be present with their children. The
free book bags and school supplies are only available while supplies last. Booths with available information about the Excel by 5 program and tips
to help parents and children better succeed in the earliest years of their education will be exhibited by numerous community services:

Madison County Library

First Students/Madison County Schools Bus Safety

Friends of Children of MS

Madison County Schools/Friends of Children Pre-K Program

Canton Public Schools

Families First

Canton Fire Department

United Way of MS – Imagination Library

MSU Extension Services – Early Childhood Resource & Referral Center

Eagle’s Nest Learning Center

Modern Woodmen of America

The annual North Madison County Excel By 5 Health Fair will be held in conjunction with the Back to School event featuring local healthcare providers that
offer services to young children and their families. Exhibitors include:

G.A. Carmichael

Professional Eyecare Associates

Central MS Outreach Dental Service

MS Department of Health First Step Early Intervention

MS Burn Association

MS Tobacco Free Coalition

LuVel Dairy Products

Southeastern United Dairy Association

MSU Extension Services

The Madison County Business League & Foundation, MCEDA and United Way of the Jackson Area serve as Co-Lead Agencies for the North Madison County Excel By 5 Coalition.

For more information about North Madison County Excel By, please contact Jan Collins at collins.jan01@gmail.com or visit www.madisoncountybusinessleague.com/excel-by-5.

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