Early Childhood

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Easily find local Early Childhood resources at the Michigan Great Start website - Click on the link above. It is also loaded with information regarding parenting, childcare, health, child development, learning, special needs, child & family activity
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Learn about important early developmental milestones and how to act early when there may be a developmental delay.
ZERO TO THREE's mission is to support the healthy development and well-being of infants, toddlers and their families.
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Build Up Michigan helps parents with children ages 3-5 find additional school readiness support for children suspected of having a disability that might result in eligibility for special education services through Michigan and federal rules.
Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties is a locally-based, public organization, created in 1964 with the purpose of serving the mental health needs of the residents of the tri-county community.
Early On® Michigan is the system of early intervention services for infants and toddlers, birth to three years of age, with disabilities or delays, and their families.
Michigan's first website devoted specially to the interests, concerns, and needs of Michiganians with disabilities. Of Michigan's nearly 10 million residents, about 1.9 million have a disability. That's one in every five residents.
MichiganProject Find Michigan is a statewide system of service to promote the awareness of special education supports and/or services provided by the public school system.
A state organization on developmental disabilities
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A public engagement campaign focusing on creating early education learning opportunities in everyday situations, and the importance of early learning experiences.
Get Ready to Read! (GRTR!) is a national program to build the early literacy skills of preschool children. GRTR! brings research-based strategies to parents, early education professionals, and child care providers to help prepare children to learn
Michigan Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood Education and Family Services Parent Guides: A series of tip sheets developed to help answer questions parents may have as their children enter kindergarten.
Fun website for kids and great information for learning activities and fun at home.
Early Learning Resources from the MI Department of Education
Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.
RIF - Reading Is Fundamental is the nation's largest children's literacy organization and their website is loaded with literacy activities and resources.
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MIChild is a health insurance program. It is for uninsured children of Michigan's working families.
Health information for pregnant women, children, and families.
Resources from Michigan Department of Community Health
Information regarding local health resources for women, children, and families.
Nutrition and fitness programs for families by MSU Extension.
A Support Network for Parents of Children with Serious Illnesses
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Parent resources from the Bridges 4 Kids website.
Head Start serves the child development needs of preschool children (birth through age five) and their low-income families.
The Chamber of Commerce offers lots of information regarding area services and activities.
The Clinton County Great Start Collaborative is a partnership of community leaders, business owners, charitable and faith-based organizations, health and human service agencies, educators, and parents.
Information regarding county government and services.
Resources from MI Great Start
Michigan Alliance for Families provides information, support and education to families of children and adults with disabilities from birth to age 26 who are in the educational system. The purpose of the project is to increase the involvement of famil
Michigan State University Extension helps people improve their lives through an educational process that applies knowledge to critical issues, needs and opportunities.
The Office for Young Children (OYC) is a child care resource and referral agency coordinating services for children, families, and agencies in the mid-Michigan area.
Parenting Resources Folder Icon Parenting Resources
Excellent resource for some of the best websites regarding infants, children, and families.
Talaris Research Institute works to improve the social, emotional and cognitive development of children from the prenatal period through age five by providing parents with tools to raise their children effectively.
WKAR is the Public Broadcasting station for Mid-Michigan and has great resources for parents and kids.

Early Childhood Contacts

Karen Black, Clinton County Great Start Director
Email: black_k@ccresa.org
Phone: (989) 224-6831 Ext. 2141

Dr. Robert A Fall, Special Education Director
Email: bfall@ccresa.org
Phone: (989) 224-6831 Ext. 2325

Ken Lounds, SE Supervisor for Early Childhood and Educational Center Programs
Email: lounds_k@ccresa.org
Phone: (989) 224-6831 Ext. 2132

Early Childhood Pages