Early Childhood Support Networks

The Early Childhood Support Network (ECSN) is comprised of 4 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.

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

The ECSNs facilitate 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 ECSN provides systems development, professional learning and technical assistance for the Great Start Network, which includes the Great Start to Quality Resource Centers, Great Start Collaboratives and Parent Coalitions. The ECSNs are funded by the Michigan Department of Education through federal Child Care Development Funds.

You can find your local Great Start to Quality Support Network by selecting your county in the map above or by calling 1-877-614-7328.