Eastern Resource Center

The Great Start to Quality Eastern Resource Center serves Arenac, Bay, Huron, Lapeer, Saginaw, Sanilac, St. Clair and Tuscola counties.

Lending Library

The Eastern Resource Center's Lending Library is a FREE educational resource available for parents and early childhood professionals. A fun, easy and convenient way to enhance your environment and the experiences for your children from birth - 5 year old.

 

Click HERE to find a lending library near you!

 

Trainer and Training Approval Process

 

Are you interested in providing training for a Great Start to Quality Resource Center? All trainers and trainings must complete an approval process prior to being offered on a Great Start to Quality Resource Center’s Professional Development Calendar.

 

Learn more about this process so that you can provide professional development opportunities for the early childhood workforce in your region.  Click here for more information!

 

Contact the Eastern region Great Start to Quality Resource Center for questions and to receive forms to complete the process at 989-399-7488.

 

New Resource added to the Lending Library

 
Reflecting in Communities of Practice

A Workbook for Early Childhood Educators

 

 

Reflective teaching—a continuous cycle of observing, documenting, and planning—supports children's learning and strengthens your teaching skills.  Reflecting in Communities of Practice, a professional development workbook, will help you cultivate your creative, critical, and reflecting thinking skills through ten study sessions. Each session includes guided activities that focus on topics related to understanding the value and key elements of reflective teaching.

 
NEW DVDs ADDED TO THE LIBRARY!

 

Click here to read the narrative of each DVD

 

Active Learning DVD - Infant Toddler    Daily Schedules and Caregiving Routines 

 

Supportive Adult-Child Interactions    <i />It's Mine! Responding to Problems and Conflicts DVD

 

Daily Routine (The) -  DVD    Adult-Child Interaction: Communicating to Support Learning DVD  

 

Plan-Do-Review in Action DVD    Small-Group Times for Active Learners - DVD 

 

Large-Group Times for Active Learners DVD    Outside Time For Active Learners DVD

 

Supporting Children in Resolving Conflicts DVD    Indoor and Outdoor Learning Environment (The) - DVD  

 

Moving Past Praise: Supporting Children With Encouragement - DVD    Watch Us Learn! Scenes From HighScope Preschools - DVD

 

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High Scope Preschool Curriculum

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

Local Happenings

SMART MONEY, SMART KIDS STORYTIME FOR KIDS

Listen to stories, learn to be Money Smart

Buy special gifts and snacks with "Bunny Money"

DATE:  Saturday, April 30, 2016

TIME:  10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Registration required.

For more information click here

 

GREAT START DAY AT THE ZOO - SAGINAW COUNTY

Free admission at the Saginaw Children's Zoo

DATE:  Thursday, May 5, 2016

TIME:  3:00 - 7:00 p.m.

LOCATION:  1730 S. Washington Ave., Saginaw

For more information click here

 

TALL COP PRESENTS - SAVE THE DATE - ARENAC

Current Trends in Substance Abuse

DATE:  April 25, 2016

TIME:  6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

LOCATION:  Standish Sterling High School Auditorium

For more information click here

 

OFF TO A GOOD START:  1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN - SAGINAW

The concept is simple and the reward of reading to your child before Kindergarteen is priceless!

For more information click here

 

CHILD SAFETY SEAT CHECK EVENT - BAY COUNTY

FREE Car Seat Inspection

DATE:  April 6, 2016 and April 24, 2016

TIME:  11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

LOCATION:  Central Fire Station, 1404 Center Ave., Bay City

For more information click here

 

THE RAISING OF AMERICA

A community discussion on the importance of healthy birth outcomes & early childhood development

DATE:  May 19, 2016

TIME:  4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

LOCATION:  McLaren Lincoln Center

820 S, Lincoln St., Bay City, MI 48708

For more information click here

 

BIRTH-5 PLAYGROUPS - SAGINAW COUNTY

FREE, Fun Filled Morning/Afternoon of crafts, learning activities and play!

Second Wednesday of Every Month

For more information click here

 

BUILDING EARLY EMOTIONAL SKILLS IN YOUNG CHILDREN

DATE:  Begins 02-15-16 for 8 weeks

Online Course

Topics:  Stress, Communicating with kids and handling tantrums

For more information click here

 

SAGINAW COUNTY GREAT START PARENT COALITION NEEDS YOU!

Benefits of joining the Parent Coalition:

  • Be a Voice for Change
  • Training Opportunities
  • Improve Services for Families
  • Build Knowledge and Skills
  • Helps Open Doors for Employment
  • Networking with Other Families and Service Providers
  • Reimbursement Incentive for Subcommittee Participation

For dates, times and locations, please click here

 

BAY ARENAC PARENT NETWORK - FREE WITH DINNER

DATE:  First Monday of each month

TIME:  5:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.

LOCATION:  Full Gospel Lighthouse, 428 W. Michigan Ave., Au Gres, MI

For more information, click here

 

CAR SEAT INSPECTIONS

DATE:  Various 

TIME:  9:00 - 1:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Buena Vista Two Fire Dept

ADDRESS:  3438 Genei Avenue., Saginaw, MI 48601

OR

LOCATION: Mobility Works (Thomas Twp.)

ADDRESS:  8175 Gratiot Rd (M-46), Saginaw, MI 48609

For more information click here

 

CARO FIRE DEPARTMENT

CHILD SAFETY SEAT 

CHECKING STATION                      

WHEN:  The third Wednesday of every month  

Appointments are scheduled between 11am-3pm  

For more information click here

 

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