SPARK Mississippi staff provides technical assistance to local child care providers to align their curriculums to the state’s Early Learning Guidelines as well as sponsor curriculum alignment workshops between child care programs, Head Start and the local school district. Staff also assists early care providers and school districts in hosting kindergarten transition activities. Joint Professional Development SPARK-MS supports joint professional development trainings between school district, Head Start and Child Care Programs to promote shared learning around curriculums, assessments and teaching strategies in efforts to improve child outcomes at every level of learning.