Northeast Resource Center

The Great Start to Quality Northeast Resource Center serves Alcona, Alpena, Cheboygan, Crawford, Iosco, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle and Roscommon Counties. Please give us a call if you’re looking for child care in Northeast Michigan, we help families find local programs. If you are a child care provider we can help you find training to help improve their program.

Our Lending Library is a free resource available to you with materials you can check out to enhance the quality of your childcare! You can search and explore our Lending Library resources, or contact us to visit our Lending Library at the Rose City Elementary School. For new users, please create an account to view the Lending Library.

Webinars are held occasionally to share information and updates about Great Start to Quality. These webinars include a variety of topics and updates. They are open to anyone interested in learning more about Great Start to Quality. You can sign up for the Great Start to Quality E-Newsletter to receive information, updates and notifications about future webinars.

Michigan’s Child Development and Care Program provides supplemental child care payments enabling low-income parents to work. The subsidy can be used to purchase regulated child care in a center, group child care or a family home, or unlicensed care in the home of a relative or by an adult in the child’s home. Great Start to Quality is a great resource for those looking for quality, low cost child care in Northeast Michigan. 

Northeast Resource Center Staff

Program Co-Directors
Helen Shastal
Phone: 989-808-3194
Quality Improvement Coach: Iosco County
Chris Tappan
Phone: 989-275-9566
Quality Improvement Coaches
Kym Narayana
Phone: 989-275-9516
Counties: Cheboygan, Montmorency, Otsego
Tracey Stein 
Phone: 989-387-1043
Region-wide infant toddler support specialist
Desiree Lipski
Phone: 989-464-5961
Counties: Alpena, Alcona, Presque Isle
Melissa Maeder
Phone: 989-506-8477
Counties: Ogemaw, Oscoda, Roscommon, Crawford

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 Northeast Resource Center

11051 N. Cut Rd.
Roscommon, MI 48653

877-614-7328 (toll free)