Eastern Early Childhood Support Network

The Eastern Early Childhood Support Network (ECSN) region is comprised of 18 counties and is one of four regions throughout the state of Michigan; Eastern, Northern, Southeast, and Western. The network regions are designed to provide development of, and facilitate access to, a coordinated, easy-to-navigate early childhood system for providers and families that addresses the needs of the whole child.

The Eastern ECSN region provides training and technical assistance to the following 18 counties: Arenac, Bay, Clare, Clinton, Eaton, Gladwin, Genesee, Gratiot, Huron, Ingham, Isabella, Lapeer, Midland, Saginaw, Sanilac, Shiawassee, St. Clair, Tuscola.  

The Eastern ECSN facilitates cross-sector collaboration within the region for maximum utilization of federal, state and local resources to promote quality childcare provision and equitable access to early childhood support and services. The Eastern ECSN provides systems development, professional learning and technical assistance for the Great Start Network, which includes the Central and Eastern Great Start to Quality Resource Centers and 15 Great Start Collaboratives and Parent Coalitions in the above counties. The ECSNs are funded by the Michigan Department of Education through federal Child Care Development Funds.

Resource Centers within ECSN Region:

Eastern ECSN Staff

Karen Black – Eastern ECSN Director, Ingham Intermediate School District
karen.black@inghamisd.org
(517) 258-0439
Michelle Nicholson – Executive Director of Early Childhood Services, Ingham Intermediate School District
mnichols@inghamisd.org
(517) 244-1384
Christy Callahan – Director, CCRESA Office of Innovative Projects (OIP)
callahan_c@ccresa.org
(517) 668-0815
Nancy Surbrook-Goins – Training and Technical Assistance Manager, CCRESA OIP
nsurbrook-goins@ccresa.org 
(517) 668-0815
Brenda Woods – Early Childhood Professional Learning Specialist, CCRESA OIP
bwoods@ccresa.org
(517) 719-4961
Maria Cook – Early Childhood Professional Learning Specialist, CCRESA OIP
mcook@ccresa.org
(517) 669-8642

Contact us!

Eastern ECSN Training and Technical Assistance:
Clinton County RESA
Office of Innovative Projects
240 S Bridge St, #250
Dewitt, MI 48820
Brenda Woods – Early Childhood Professional Learning Specialist, CCRESA OIP:
bwoods@ccresa.org, (517) 719-4961
Maria Cook – Early Childhood Professional Learning Specialist, CCRESA OIP:
mcook@ccresa.org, (517) 669-8642
Nancy Surbrook-Goins – Training and Technical Assistance Manager, CCRESA-OIP:
nsurbrook-goins@ccresa.org, (517) 668-0815
Karen Black, M.Ed – Director, Eastern Early Childhood Support Network, Ingham Intermediate School District:
2630 W. Howell Road
Mason, MI 48854
karen.black@inghamisd.org, (517) 258-0439
www.inghamisd.org
en English
X