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Excel by 5

Group IDs areas where kids need help

Excel by Five released the results of its early development instrument survey on Thursday at its meeting. (November 9, 2012, Page 5A)

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    Excel by 5 meets with preschool professionals

    Excel by 5 committee on early care and education met with preschool directors on Tuesday as part of a series of certification meetings throughout the year. (September 26, 2012, Page 9)

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      Kid’s health focus of fair

      Almost 1,000 parents and children attended Saturday’s Children’s Health Fair at the Oxford Conference Center. More than 40 vendors provided arts and crafts, games and free giveaways to area children. (August 27, 2012, Page 1A)

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        UM, MSU aid Excel by 5 effort

        A new Family Resource Center is getting ready to open after the University of Mississippi donated space and MSU provided funds to help with pay for staff and to fill the office with resources. (June 28, 2012, Page 1)

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          Excel by 5 effort exceeds expectations

          Since becoming a candidate community to be certified by the Excel by 5 early childhood community certification process in May, Oxford’s coalition has taken several steps to improve education for children, from birth to 5 years old. (March 9, 2012, Page 2A)

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            Excel by 5 effort builds support

            More than 50 community members met to discuss future plans for the Excel by Five program on Tuesday night. (November 30, 2011, Page 1)

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              Nurturing kids focus of new effort

              The United Way has gained a step toward its attempt at making Oxford an official child-friendly community after being accepted as a candidate community to gain Excel by 5 certification. (May 11, 2011, Page 1)

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                Early education key to success

                The United Way will be asking the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors on Monday to appoint a representative to sit on a 15-member coalition to determine the community’s needs and resources for early childhood education. (April 1, 2011, Page 1A)

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                  United Way targets specific needs

                  After months of meeting separately, members of the three study groups that made up the United Way Transition Committee came together Wednesday to discuss which issues facing local citizens they want to tackle first. The committee narrowed down the list to five projects they say will best address the main issues facing each group. (September 2, 2010, Page 1)

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