Great Start to Quality Orientation

Great Start to Quality Orientation: Level 1 of Michigan’s Quality Development Continuum Training

The Great Start to Quality Orientation Level 1 Training is a seven-hour training for child care educators provided for those interested in participating in the Child Development and Care program.

This training is a basic overview of the following items:

  • Child development
  • Setting up shared expectations for children in your care
  • Health, safety, and nutrition
  • First Aid and CPR certification

It is important to note that the Child Development and Care Program revises and updates the Child Development and Care (CDC) subsidy handbook. The most recent issue of the Child Development and Care (CDC) handbook can be found through the Michigan Department of Education.


Documents and Resources

Find Great Start to Quality Orientation Training

Great Start to Quality Orientation includes trainings on topics related to child development and health and safety.

Virtual Great Start to Quality Orientation Slides

Review the slides that were used during the Great Start to Quality Virtual offering. If you’d like to see the resources and information the trainer talked about look at the full binder.

Full Great Start to Quality Orientation Binder

Take a look at the full Great Start to Quality Orientation Binder shared at the training.

Orientation Binder – Spanish

La orientación de Great Start to Quality-la carpeta de orientación de entrenamiento del nivel 1 completo:

Individual Sections from Orientation

These five sections were taken from the orientation binder to provide you with the ability to find specific information quickly:

Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Section 5

Want additional information?

If you need additional information regarding this training or training materials, please contact your local Great Start to Quality Resource Center.


Training Videos

Participants were shown various videos during Great Start to Quality Orientation Level 1 training that highlighted relevant child development topics discussed in training.

5 Steps for Brain-Building Serve and Return

Did you know that you can help build a child’s brain – starting even before babies can talk? Simple “serve and return” interactions between adults and young children help make strong connections in developing brains. And, it’s easy and fun to do!

Dad and Son Have Adorable Conversation

You won’t want to miss this adorable moment of a father and his toddler having a full-fledged conversation about what they’re watching on TV. 

Coronavirus FAQ: Why Is Hand-Washing Important?

Dr. William Schaffner is a recognized expert in infectious diseases. Watch him answer some frequently asked questions about coronavirus.

First Aid For A Choking Child

Learn First Aid For a Choking Child

First Aid For A Choking Infant

Learn First Aid For a Choking Infant

CPR for Infants
(Newborn to 1 Year)

Cincinnati Children’s Demonstrates Infant CPR (Newborn to 1 Year)

CPR for Children
(1 to 12 Years)

Cincinnati Children’s Demonstrates Child CPR
(Ages 1 to 12 Years)

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