Northeast Resource Center – Community Partners & Resources

Local Partners

Our local partners are:

Northeast Michigan Great Start Collaboratives


Cheboygan/Otsego/Presque Isle

Crawford/Ogemaw/Oscoda/Roscommon (COOR) and Iosco 


If you are looking to enroll your child in a Head Start or Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) preschool program, you can find registration referral and information through our partnership with the COPESD/NEMCSA registration.

If you are a program looking to become a GSRP site, you can find information on the steps you would need to take and how to work towards making your center one who serves GSRP children.

AMAESD: Shellie Gohl, Early Childhood Coordinator 989-354-3101 and


Community Resources

Many resources are available to help parents stay current on developments affecting their families, including the latest consumer recalls, social service programs, learning opportunities, health information and more. Below are some of the top sites for such information. 

Office of Great Start

Michigan Department of Education – Office of Great Start

Parent Resources

SIDS and Safe Sleep

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Guidance – Vital guidance and assistance to parents of a child with cerebral palsy

Child Abuse


Early On – A program that assists children with potential developmental delays

Head Lice

Infant and Toddler Care

Nutrition – Nutrition checklist for infants, toddlers and preschoolers

Physical Development – Information about physical development

Infant and Toddler Child Care Quality

Kindergarten Readiness – Know what children need to know to be prepared for kindergarten

Michigan’s Early Childhood Standards of Quality:

Infant Toddler Programs


Product Safety – Information about recalled products and how to report an unsafe product

Science Activities

Social and Emotional Development


Birth Injury Medical Malpractice – Vital information, tips, and resources to individuals and family members affected by medical negligence.    

Unlicensed Provider Information

Resources for Child Care Providers

Billing – Information on how to bill the state for families using the CDC subsidy program

Child Screening Tool – Access the ASQ online

Communicating with Parents – Communicating with parents sensitively

DHS Licensing links and resources

Diversity – Activities, information, teaching kits and more about diversity

Family and Group Licensing Rules Technical Assistance Manual

Food Program – Mid Michigan Child Care Food Program

Food Program – Association for Child Development Child and Adult Care Food Program

Forms – Required and optional forms for child care providers in Michigan

Healthy Child Care Resources – Training resources, checklists, and more from the Environmental Protection Agency

Licensing Rules for Michigan – Access DHS Licensing Rules.

Licensing Rules TA – Technical Assistance Guides

Mandated Reporter – What is means to be a mandated reporter in Michigan

MiAEYC – The Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children

Michigan After School Partnership – A statewide network developing a shared vision and influencing others to believe in the power of after-school programs to help all children and youth succeed.

T.E.A.C.H. – A scholarship program for child care providers and early childhood educators

Special Needs – Working with children with special needs

Creating Play Environments for Children with Special Needs