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Friday, August 22, 2014
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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
As the Great Start to Quality Southwest Resource Center, we provide a wide array of training opportunities for child care providers, parents, and interested consumers funded by the Early Childhood Investment Corporation. These can be found on our training tab.
Quality Improvement Consultants and Mentors
Quality Improvement Consultants and Mentors
Child Care Resources offers technical support and mentoring that assits both licensed and unlicensed child care providers with the Great Start to Quality Rating and Improvement System - a continuous quality improvement effort funded by the Early Childhood Investment Corporation.
Child Care Resources of Southwest Michigan
Community Awareness
Child Care Resources actively seeks to collaborate with other community organizations like United Way, Great Start Collaboratives and Parent Coalitions, Michigan State University Extension, Head Start and others to promote public awareness of the need for quality child care, assistance in finding quality child care, training in the service area, technical assistance and more.
Child Care Resources of Southwest Michigan
Resource Library
As the Great Start to Quality Southwest Resource Center we offer a resource library with themed learning activity totes, packs, books, and equipment that can be borrowed from the libraries located throughout the nine county service area by parents and providers to aid in the education of their children through play promoting school readiness.
 
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What's New

Great Start to Quality Website

Parents - did you know you can find a list of licensed child care providers in your area by going to www.greatstarttoquality.org? Click on the button in the lower right hand corner called great start connect. Learn more about the Quality Rating and Improvement System and how it may benefit you in finding child care.

Providers - did you know that you can go to www.greatstarttoquality.org to get on CONNECT to look for training, find out who the community partners are, learn more about how to be a part of the Quality Rating and Improvement System and sign up for the Great Start LIstserv to get important updates and notices of webinars?

Community Partners want to know more about the Great Start initiative in Michigan or how to hook up with the Great Start Resource Center, or get up to date information? Go to www.greatstarttoquality.org to learn more.

Child Care Resources your Great Start to Quality Resource Center is here to help if you have questions. 

Licensed Providers Get a $50 Gift Certificate for Submitting Your SAS!

Great news for licensed providers! If you submit your Self Assessment Survey, you will receive a $50.00 gift certificate from Discount School Supplies. How does it work? Once a month we will get an email showing who submitted in the system. This information will be forwarded to Discount school supplies who will then send you a code to use in your purchase. Got questions about your SAS? Contact Robbin Davis 800-343-3470 X 229. 

Free and Low Cost Online Training Available

The Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute is offering some free and low cost online trainings along with ones that offer CEU's. Click on the "CONNECT courses for CEU" link. Click here to view site. 
Want to become a licensed program?

To answer your questions, begin with a Start Up class.  See the description over to the right.

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 and an application packet

Center?  Click here for more information and an application packet 

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

T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Minimize

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, while continuing their current employment in regulated early childhood and school age care settings. For more information click here.



 
Great Start to Quality Southwest Resource Center

       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 Ella@CCR4kids.org.


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