Parents are their children's first and most influential teachers. With the demands of today's work world, most young children are cared for by someone other than one of their parents prior to entering kindergarten. The quality of early care and education matters - whether it is provided by grandparents, a neighbor, or a childcare center. High quality early care and education provides safe, healthy, and nurturing environment for infants and young children. Children who receive high quality early care and educaiton have strong learning, language and social skills when they enter school.

 


Finding Child Care & preschool

Finding and choosing the child care or preschool setting that is right for your child and family can be challenging.  Great Start to Quality makes your search for child care and preschool easier, giving you the power to make an informed decision and the confidence of knowing you chose the care that best suits your family’s needs. Continue Click Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early Care & Education


Resources for Caregivers & Families:

 

Finding Child Care Guide

Visiting Child Care Check List

Finding Child Care & Preschool

Caregiver to Child activities

Building Strong Relationships with Parents

Early Childhood Lending Library

A FREE Resource to child care providers & preschool staff in Mecosta and Osceola counties. Call to schedule your appointment (231) 592-9605

 

Zero to Three: Baby Brain Map


Zero to Three: Michigan Fact Sheet

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