Our local partners are:
Northeast Michigan Great Start Collaboratives
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Cerebral Palsy Guidance – Vital guidance and assistance to parents of a child with cerebral palsy
Early On – A program that assists children with potential developmental delays
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:
Product Safety – Information about recalled products and how to report an unsafe product
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