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.

Congratulations to Chippewa Nature Center Preschool

The Great Start To Quality Central Resource Center and the Midland County Great Start Collaborative presented a certificate of achievement to Chippewa Nature Center Preschool for achieving a five start rating in Great Start To Quality!

Walk for Warmth

Mid Michigan Community Action Walk for Warmth Mecosta & Osceola County, Feb. 28, Clare & Gladwin County, March 7, Bay & Midland County, March 21.

Congratulations to St. John’s Episcopal Cooperative Preschool

Congratulations to St. John's Episcopal Cooperative Preschool for earning a four star rating in the Great Start To Quality rating system for childcare and preschool providers in the State of Michigan!

Nature Preschool Institute 2015 is now open!

June 15-18, 2015 8:30am–4:30pm Chippewa Nature Center’s Nature Preschool, Midland, MI

Conscious Discipline for Parents

New Dates to be announced soon.

Free Wednesday Night Suppers

September 10-March 25 Free suppers on Wednesday nights 5:30-6:00pm at Midland Reformed Church.

4 Tips for a Healthy and Stress-Free Lunchbox

Stumped by what to pack in your child's lunchbox?

A Teddy Bear Could Save Your Child’s Life

Where's Baby? Look before you lock.

Yellow Page Directory

A tool to help parents quickly locate information that can connect their family with services and agencies in Midland County

A Great Start for All Children in Midland County.

Preschool Scholarships

Funds dedicated to early childhood programs provide high returns on investment for families and for the community.

Featured Partner

Preschool offers 3- and 4-year old children a high quality learning environment that meets their developmental needs while initiating them into a life-long, meaningful relationship with the natural world.

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.