Conscious Discipline for Parents

Date: Tuesdays February 5, 12, and 19th You must attend all three Time: 6:00-8:00 pm Location: Sanford Early Childhood Center

Trauma Informed Schools Training 2019

Jan 22, Jan 29, and Feb 5 5:00-8:00 – Dinner is provided! The training is free! Longview Early Childhood Center

Strengthening Families Training 2019

January 21, 2019 5:00-9:00 pm at West Midland Family Center located at 4011 W. Isabella Rd, Shepherd MI 48883

Trauma Informed Schools Training

November 27, December 4 & 11, 2018 5:00-8:00 – Dinner is provided! The training is free! Longview Early Childhood Center

Midland County Holiday Family Activity Guide

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

Social Emotional Learning Community

Thursdays on 11/1, 1/31,2/28, and 4/4 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Grace A. Dow Memorial Library

DISC and Child Behavior Training

Jan 28, 2019 6:30-8:30pm at Greater Midland Coleman Family Center

Powerful and Positive Communication Training

Feb, 19, 2019 6:30-8:30pm at Memorial Presbyterian

Michigan Ace Initiative

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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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

A Great Start for All Children in Midland County.


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

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Great Start to Quality

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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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