Wayne-Oakland-Macomb Resource Center – Community Partners & Resources

Local Partners

To build skills needed to work with young children and increase the quality of your facility’s learning environment, we provide the following to providers in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties:

  • Free and low-cost Child Development Associate (CDA) training and credential supports.
  • Best practice early childhood development trainings using Instructional-Design methods, developed by industry-leading curriculum experts to build early childhood employees’ skills. 40 trainings are offered monthly through virtual, live virtual and in person options.
  • Trainings that meet licensing requirements, CDA content areas, and Great Start to Quality Indicators.
  • Peer networks for directors, new directors, and home providers.
  • Training/support cohorts for infant/toddler care providers.
  • Access to resource libraries with free high quality learning materials, resource books and other supports.
  • Assistance from Navigators in registering for trainings and connections with additional resources.
  • Training on-site at child care facilities through a fee-for-training project.
  • Specialized workshops and annual conference.

Many of these services are available through the ECE Career Center, a project of Leaps and Bounds Family Services, United Way for Southeastern Michigan, and the WOM Resource Center.

Other Partners

Thank you to the many other community partners who support the Wayne-Oakland-Macomb Resource Center by providing programming, training, space, technical assistance and more.

Oakland Schools: www.oakland.k12.mi.us/

Macomb Community College John Lewis Center: www.macomb.edu/community/conference-event-services/john-lewis-center.html

Wayne RESA:  www.resa.net

Macomb Intermediate School District:  www.misd.net

Great Start Collaboratives