The Great Start to Quality Upper Peninsula (UP) Resource Center serves Alger, Baraga, Chippewa, Delta, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Luce, Mackinac, Marquette, Menominee, Ontonagon, and Schoolcraft counties. Located in Marquette, our Resource Center helps families find child care in the Upper Peninsula and supports providers with improving their program.
Great Start to Quality UP Resource Center offers support to Upper Peninsula child care providers and educators to improve the quality of their programs by providing individualized consultation, coaching and access to training and resources.
Our Resource Center also supports families in their search for high-quality child care and preschool. If you’re looking for local Head Start and low cost programs, our Resource Center staff can help with your search.
We offer a Lending Library which is a free educational resource for you and your children! The Lending Library is designed to encourage and enhance the learning experience at home, school, child care and preschool.
Our Center Staff
Contact Deb at 906-228-3362 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Quality Improvement Specialists
- Kristen Carlson - Serving Alger and Marquette Counties
- Contact Kristen at 906-360-0662 or email@example.com
- Misty Lefebvre – Serving Dickinson and Iron Counties
- Contact Misty at 906-396-8844 or Lefebvremr11@gmail.com
- Cori Towns – Serving Delta, Menominee and Schoolcraft Counties
- Contact Cori at 906-291-0338 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kelly Barr, Quality Improvement Specialist - Serving Chippewa, Luce, Mackinac Counties.
- Contact Kelly at 906-630-1259 or email@example.com
- Julie Catherino, Quality Improvement Specialist - Serving Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon Counties.
- Contact Julie at 906-250-0384 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Quality Improvement Consultants
- Brooke Javurek – Serving Dickinson, Delta, Menominee and Iron Counties
- Contact Brooke at 906-399-1873 or Brookejavurek23@gmail.com
- Meagan Guindon – Serving Marquette, Alger, Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon Counties
- Contact Meagan at 906-280-8290 or email@example.com
- Faith Gaubault - Serving Chippewa, Luce, Mackinac, Schoolcraft Counties
- Contact Faith at 906-298-1800 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns!