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The Early Childhood Program is dedicated to providing comprehensive services that support the healthy development of young children and their families. The program primarily serves low-income families with children from birth to age 5 and pregnant women within Menominee, Delta and Schoolcraft Counties through Head Start, Early Head Start and Great Start Readiness Program funding.
Included in this program:
► Child development and educational opportunities
► Health and nutrition services
► Family support services
The Early Childhood Program supports coordinated care partnerships throughout the three county area.
Eligibility for enrollment in this program is based on a number of criteria, including age, income, special needs, risk, referral and location.
The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is Michigan's state-funded preschool program for four-year-old children with factors which may place them at risk of educational failure. The program is administered by the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Great Start. The MDS CAA Early Childhood Program offers 4 full day classrooms that are utilizing blended funding with Head Start and GSRP funds.
Research on preschool programs and specific research on GSRP indicates that children provided with a high-quality preschool experience show significant positive developmental differences when compared to children from the same backgrounds who did not attend a high-quality preschool program.
Call us at (906) 786-7080, ext. 123, 1-800-562-9131, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Boutilier, Education Manager, ext. 122, email@example.com
Gail Brazeau, Health/Disabilities Manager, ext. 124, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucy Crofton, Human Resources Manager, ext. 135, email@example.com
Angela Gardner, Family Community Manager, ext. 141, firstname.lastname@example.org
Myra Heslip, Early Childhood Director, ext. 125, email@example.com
Tina Lehouillier, Family Community Coordinator, ext. 133, firstname.lastname@example.org
Patti LeMire, Facilities/Transportation Manager, ext. 154, email@example.com
Sharon Reisner, Administrative Assistant, ext. 123, firstname.lastname@example.org
Donna Russotto, Education Coordinator, ext. 148, email@example.com
Erin Russell, Family Community Coordinator, ext. 116, firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrea Schick, Education Coordinator, ext. 165, email@example.com
Betty Wickstrom, Education Coordinator, ext. 142, firstname.lastname@example.org
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