Upper Peninsula Resource Center

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. 

Upper Peninsula Resource Center Staff

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns!

Program Director
Deb Dupras
Contact Deb at 906-228-3362 or debdupras@4cofup.org
Quality Improvement Specialists
Kristen Carlson – Serving Alger and Marquette Counties
Contact Kristen at 906-360-0662 or kristencarlson@4cofup.org
Angela Gagnon – Serving Delta, Menominee, Schoolcraft Counties.
Contact Angela at 906-399-0708 or angelagagnon@4cofup.org
Misty Lefebvre – Serving Dickinson and Iron Counties
Contact Misty at 906-396-8844 or mistylefebvre@4cofup.org
Stacey Somero – Serving Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon Counties. Contact Stacey at 906-281-0507 or staceysomero@4cofup.org
Sarah McLarahmore – Serving Chippewa, Luce, Mackinac Counties
Contact Sarah at 906-630-1743 or sarahmclarahmore@4cofup.org
Quality Improvement Coaches
Kelly Barr – Serving Chippewa, Luce, Mackinac, and Schoolcraft Counties. Contact Kelly at 906-630-1259 or kellybarr@4cofup.org
Brooke Javurek – Serving Dickinson, Delta, Menominee, and Iron Counties
Contact Brooke at 906-399-1873 or brookejavurek@4cofup.org
Meagan Guindon – Serving Marquette, Alger, Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon Counties
Contact Meagan at 906-280-8290 or meaganguindon@4cofup.org

Community Partners & Resources

Business connecting to local resources to support child care providers. Select this link to learn about supports in your area.

We work with many people and organizations in the community to provide you, your family and your program with the resources you need to help your family and children succeed.

Professional Development

A profile of a face with a gear for the brain. Select this link to take you to information on professional development opportunities.

There are professional development trainings available throughout the state. You can search for a training near you or about a specific subject through MiRegistry.

Contact Us!

If you have additional questions or need help, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Contact the Upper Peninsula Resource Center

4C of the UP
104 Coles Drive, Suite F
Marquette, MI 49855

877-614-7328 (toll free)