10 Steps to Create a Trauma Informed School: Fall Series

October 3, 10, and 17 5:30-8pm – Dinner is provided! Longview Early Childhood Center

10 Steps to Create a Trauma Informed School: Winter Series

February 6, 13, 20 5:30-8pm – Dinner is provided! Longview Early Childhood Center

Conscious Discipline for Parents

West Midland Family Center October 9, 16, 23 (3-part series) 6:00-7:45 PM

Community P.L.A.N. 10 Week Course

Age Specific Groups beginning 9-28 5:00pm-8:00pm and 10-10 10:00am-1:00pm

Professional Development for Professionals

2017-2018 Upcoming Trainings

Regional Preschool Partnership Professional Development

PD Days One (9/22/17) 8:00am-5:30pm and Two (11/10/17) 8:00am-3:15pm

Strengthening Families Continuous Learning Community

Dates: 9/14; 10/11; 10/16; 11/8; 11/28; 12/13; 1/11 Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Prepared Parents Program Fall 2017

Classed held: 5-03, 5-10, 5-17, 5-24, 5-31, 6-07, 6-14 and 6-21 6:00-8:00pm To Register call: 989-631-5390

Midland County Family Activity Guide

This guide provides some quick tips for learning at home and fun FREE Midland County events.

Imagination Library

Every child under the age of five who resides in Midland County is eligible to receive a FREE age appropriate book each month until their fifth birthday.

A Guide to Supports for Early Childhood Services

A Great Start In The Great Lakes Bay Region: View and Print your guide today!

Safe Toddler University 2017

Kohl's Safe Toddler University. Are you sure your home is a safe environment for a busy toddler? Click banner to see class registration details.

Kids Count Data Center

The Kids Count Data Center tracks the well-being of children in the United States. The Foundation seeks to enrich local, state and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children.

Congratulations to Trudy’s Daycare

Congratulations to Trudy Fernette for achieving a high star rating in Great Start To Quality!

Math in the Mail Program

The Math in the Mail program focuses on developing mathematical skills in three-year-old children by providing the tools needed in the home environment for parents, guardians, and other caregivers. Click banner for more information.

Getting Your Child Ready for School

Suggestions to get your child ready for school. Tips include nutrition, rest, hygiene, and more.

Head Lice Information

Head Lice Information for Parents

Childhood Trauma & Its Effects on the Developmental Brain

Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain.

A Great Start for All Children in Midland County.


Check for upcoming training and information and resources for professionals.


View training, information on joining the parent coalition and resources such as the lending library.

Preschool Scholarships

Preschool Scholarships
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Great Start to Quality

Great Start to Quality
Great Start to Quality helps parents find the best early learning settings for their children and helps providers and educators improve the care they give to children.

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