The Great Start to Quality Upper Peninsula (UP) Resource Center serves Alger, Baraga, Chippewa, Delta, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Luce, Mackinac, Marquette, Menominee, Ontonagon, and Schoolcraft counties. Located in Marquette, our Resource Center helps families find child care in the Upper Peninsula and supports providers with improving their program.
Great Start to Quality UP Resource Center offers support to Upper Peninsula child care providers and educators to improve the quality of their programs by providing individualized consultation, coaching and access to training and resources.
Our Resource Center also supports families in their search for high-quality child care and preschool. If you’re looking for local Head Start and low cost programs, our Resource Center staff can help with your search.
We offer a Lending Library which 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.
Upper Peninsula Resource Center Staff
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns!
Contact Deb at 906-228-3362 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Quality Improvement Specialists|
|Kristen Carlson – Serving Alger and Marquette Counties|
Contact Kristen at 906-360-0662 or email@example.com
|Misty Lefebvre – Serving Dickinson, Gogebic, and Iron Counties|
Contact Misty at 906-396-8844 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Erica Kuehnau – Serving Delta, Menominee and Schoolcraft Counties|
Contact Erica at 715-923-4551 or email@example.com
|Stacey Somero – Serving Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon Counties|
Contact Stacey at 906-281-0507 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Sarah McLarahmore – Serving Chippewa, Luce, Mackinac Counties|
Contact Sarah at 906-630-1743 or email@example.com
|Quality Improvement Coaches|
|Kelly Barr – Serving Chippewa, Luce, Mackinac, and Schoolcraft Counties. Contact Kelly at 906-630-1259 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Brooke Javurek – Serving Dickinson, Delta, Menominee, and Iron Counties|
Contact Brooke at 906-399-1873 or email@example.com
|Meagan Guindon – Serving Marquette, Alger, Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon Counties|
Contact Meagan at 906-280-8290 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Partners & Resources
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.
There are professional development trainings available throughout the state. You can search for a training near you or about a specific subject through MiRegistry.