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Child Care Resources of Southwest Michigan
Great Start to Quality Southwest Resource Center
Child Care Resources (CCR) is the Great Start to Quality Southwest Resource Center serving families and providers in the nine southwestern counties of Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, Saint Joseph, and Van Buren.
Training Opportunities
Training Opportunities
CCR provides training opportunities for providers, families, and others in supporting quality improvement in early childhood development for success later in life. This work is funded by the Early Childhood Investment Corporation. These can be found at
Quality Improvement Consultants and Specialists
Quality Improvement Consultants and Specialists
Child Care Resources offers consultation and technical support assisting child care providers with the Great Start to Quality Rating and Improvement System promoting excellence in early child care and development - funded by the Early Childhood Investment Corporation and the Office of Great Start.
Child Care Resources of Southwest Michigan
Community Collaboration
CCR actively seeks to collaborate with local community services and organizations to promote public awareness of the need for quality child care, assistance in finding quality child care, training in our service area and more.
Child Care Resources of Southwest Michigan
As the Southwest Resource Center we offer a resource library for families, providers and educators of infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school age. The resources promote healthy social emotional skills and school readiness through play with themed bins, books, curriculum, screening tools and assessment tools.

       Child Care Resources is the Great Start to Quality Southwest Resource Center, one of ten across Michigan. The Resource Center coordinates supports and services for child care providers across all settings, and coordinates supports and services for families searching for licensed and registered child care. Questions? Contact Ella Fabel Ryder at CCR, call 800-343-3470, ext. 227 or email

T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® MICHIGAN is a statewide scholarship program designed to help child care center teachering staff, preschool teachers, family child care providers, group home owners, center directors, and administrators meet their professional development goals.. For more information click here.

Want to become a licensed program?

Family child care business in your home?  Click here for more information and an application packet

Group child care business in your home? Click here for more information.

Click here for more information and an application packet for starting a child care center.

Have questions about becoming licensed call Child Care Resources at 1-800-343-3470

Advisory Board Minutes

         August 2015

What's New?

Benefits of Great Start to Quality
There are benefits to participating in the Quality Rating and Improvement System.  
  • Possible eligibility for a bonus
  • Ability to rate your quality for parents and others to see
  • Free assistance with the self-assessment survey
  • Free assistance with work on improving quality and rating
  • Great word of mouth marketing tool
  • Possible eligibility for up-coming grants
  • A way to show your love and support of Michigan's children
  • Support families in need of assistance for quality child care
  • To help you be the best at your can be
We can help! Call 1-800-343-3470 ans ask for a Quality Improvement Specialist.  

Self Assessment Survey
Did you know it is quite different than the first version? Did you know we have staff to assist you with the process? Ask a provider whose done really isn't as bad as you may think!

 Have questions about it? Need help with it? We are here to help! Contact us 1-800-343-3470 or 269-349-3296.

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Child Care Resources is a private, nonprofit agency.  All donations are tax deductable!
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