Resource Centers

There are ten Great Start to Quality Resource Centers across eleven regions throughout Michigan.  Each Resource Center provides support programs, providers, and families with child care resources. You have access to many child care resources to improve your quality child care program even if you are not participating in Great Start to Quality. Parents and families can also visit our Resource Centers for materials they can use at home and our information on low cost or free programs in your area.

Gladwin Midland Gratiot Isabella Clare Shiawassee Ingham Clinton Eaton Central Resource Center Huron Saginaw St. Clair Genesee Tuscola Sanilac Lapeer Arenac Bay Eastern Resource Center Kent Kent Resource Center Crawford Alpena Presque Isle Cheboygan Oscoda Montmorency Alcona Iosco Ogemaw Roscommon Otsego Northeast Resource Center Grand Traverse Leelanau Antrim Kalkaska Charlevoix Emmet Benzie Wexford Manistee Missawkee Northwest Resource Center Livingston Jackson Monroe Lenawee Hillsdale Washtenaw Branch Southeast Resource Center Allegan Kalamazoo Van Buren Barry St. Joseph Calhoun Cass Berrien Southwest Resource Center Menominee Dickinson Delta Mackinac Chippewa Iron Schoolcraft Ontonagon Houghton Alger Gogebic Luce Baraga Keweenaw Marquette Upper Peninsula Resource Center Wayne Macomb Oakland Wayne-Oakland- Macomb Resource Center Mason Ionia Montcalm Mecosta Muskegon Oceana Lake Ottawa Newaygo Osceola Western Resource Center

Great Start to Quality Resource Centers offer families:

  • Assistance with finding quality licensed programs, for children ages 0-12, in their area.
  • Information on financial assistance.
  • Access to a lending library with books, CDs and other learning materials.

Great Start to Quality Resource Centers offer programs and providers:

  • Coaching and consultation to support quality improvement.
  • Information about training, professional development, and workforce development opportunities.
  • Access to a lending library with books, CDs, and other learning materials.
  • Learning kits.

You can find your local Great Start to Quality Resource Center by selecting your county or by calling 1-877-614-7328.

Central Resource Center

  • Clare
  • Clinton
  • Eaton
  • Gladwin
  • Gratiot
  • Ingham
  • Isabella
  • Midland
  • Shiawassee
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Eastern Resource Center

  • Arenac
  • Bay
  • Genesee
  • Huron
  • Lapeer
  • Saginaw
  • Sanilac
  • St. Clair
  • Tuscola
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Northeast Resource Center

  • Alcona
  • Alpena
  • Cheboygan
  • Crawford
  • Iosco
  • Montmorency
  • Ogemaw
  • Oscoda
  • Otsego
  • Presque Isle
  • Roscommon
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Northwest Resource Center

  • Antrim
  • Benzie
  • Charlevoix
  • Emmet
  • Grand Traverse
  • Kalkaska
  • Leelanau
  • Manistee
  • Missaukee
  • Wexford
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Southeast resource Center

  • Branch
  • Hillsdale
  • Jackson
  • Lenawee
  • Livingston
  • Monroe
  • Washtenaw
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Southwest Resource Center

  • Allegan
  • Barry
  • Berrien
  • Calhoun
  • Cass
  • Kalamazoo
  • St. Jospeph
  • Van Buren
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Upper Peninsula Resource Center

  • Alger
  • Baraga
  • Chippewa
  • Delta
  • Dickinson
  • Gogebic
  • Houghton
  • Iron
  • Keweenaw
  • Luce
  • Mackinac
  • Marquette
  • Menominee
  • Ontonagon
  • Schoolcraft
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Western Resource Center

  • Ionia
  • Lake
  • Mason
  • Mecosta
  • Montcalm
  • Muskegon
  • Newaygo
  • Oceana
  • Osceola
  • Ottawa
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