Wayne-Oakland-Macomb Resource Center

The Great Start to Quality Wayne-Oakland-Macomb  Resource Center serves Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties.

Lending Library

The Wayne-Oakland-Macomb Resource Center's Lending Library is a FREE educational resource for you and your children! The Lending Library is designed to encourage and enhance the learning experience at home, school, child care and preschool.  New materials including kits for Screening, Curriculum and Assessment are available as well as an extensive DVD and resource book library for any and all your Early Childhood programming needs.  

Lending Library items include*:


  • Books for children 
  • Play Materials to borrow for your program including puzzles, games, blocks, etc...
  • Information for parents regarding Child Development
  • Sample Curriculum Kits
  • Sample Screening Kits
  • Sample Assessment Tools for young children
  • Visual Aids for classroom management and environment
  • Resource Books for environment planning and outdoor environments 


*Materials may vary by location. Please call ahead if you are looking for specific items to find out if it is at the site of your choice.  You can also reach out to your local Quality Improvement Specialist to locate specific item.


Click here for a list of Lending Library sites.  Hours are daily 8am-4pm as well as before and after all "Play and Learn" or Professional Development events. 


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 Wayne-Oakland/Macomb region Great Start to Quality Resource Center for questions and to receive forms to complete the process at 248-333-9545, extension 3.

Local Happenings

The information indicated below was developed by the Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response within HHS and is related to the Zika Virus.

For parents

For providers

Click on the links below to learn more about these great resources, trainings and events:

List of picture books discussing "Homeslessness and Kindness" 

BRUSH training thanks to Wayne RESA

Leaps and Bounds Calendar- December 2016

Macomb Family Services November 2016 Calendar 

ZERO TO THREE Podcasts for Professional Development- Infants and Toddlers! CEU's available!

Learn more about the Bib to Backpack campaign!


Child Care Licensing

The general number for Child Care Licensing is 866-856-0126 or 517-241-9738. The general licensing website is www.michigan.gov/michildcare.


The central office mailing address has changed. It is: LARA Child Care Licensing Division PO Box 30664 201 N. Washington Square, 4th Floor Lansing, MI 48909