Eastern Resource Center

The Eastern Resource Center supports early childhood programs and families in Arenac, Bay, Genesee, Huron, Lapeer, Saginaw, Sanilac, St. Clair and Tuscola counties. The Eastern Resource Center provides resources for Eastern Michigan child care providers and supports families with finding child care and preschool that meets their needs. 

Eastern Resource Center Staff

Julie Bash, Program Director
Eastern Region
Beth Eschenburg, Quality Improvement Consultant/Infant Toddler Specialist
Lapeer, Sanilac and St. Clair
Kris Walko, Quality Improvement Consultant
Arenac, Bay and Saginaw
Shannon Thompson, Quality Improvement Consultant/Infant Toddler Specialist
Genesee County
Wendy Malkiewicz, Quality Improvement Consultant
Huron, Lapeer, Tuscola
Jennifer McClain, Quality Improvement Specialist
Huron, Lapeer, Sanilac, and St. Clair
Joani Liesen, Quality Improvement Specialist
Genesee County
Rosanna Keller, Quality Improvement Specialist
Arenac, Bay, Saginaw and Tuscola
LeeAnn Harvey, Program Secretary

Community Partners & Resources

Business connecting to local resources to support child care providers. Select this link to learn about supports in your area.

We work with many people and organizations in the community to provide you, your family and your program with the resources you need to help your family and children succeed.

Professional Development

A profile of a face with a gear for the brain. Select this link to take you to information on professional development opportunities.

There are professional development trainings available throughout the state. You can search for a training near you or about a specific subject through MiRegistry.

Contact us!

If you have additional questions or need help, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Contact the Eastern Resource Center

1515 Sweet St. Saginaw, MI 48602

877-614-7328 (toll free)


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Along with our learning materials, the Resource Center provides information on Head Start programs and low cost child care options in Eastern Michigan and its surrounding areas.