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Effective January 1, 2013 Minimize

The Michigan Dept. of Education will become responsible for determining eligibility for all CDC Unlicensed Providers. This includes:

  • Processing all Child Development and Care (CDC) Unlicensed Provider Applications
  • Completing pre-enrollment interviews wilth all unlicensed provider applicants
  • Handling changes reportedby currently enrolled unlicensed providers.

Applying to be a CDC Unlicensed Provider:

  • You may obtain the Child Development and Care Unlicensed Provider Application at:
  • Send the completed applications with 1.) Proof of age  2.) Indentity  3.) Residence and 4.) Copy of Social Security card to MDE. Applications can be:   Faxed to 1-517-335-1250  or  Mailed to: Provider Enrollment Unit, P.O. Box 30267, Lansing, MI  48909
To view complete changes: click here for the flyer.
You will also need to sign up for C & P Express to be eligible for getting paid by the state. Go to to view the tutorial on how to complete the process. Then follow the instructions to complete the actual process. If you need assistance call Child Care Resources, your Great Start to Quality Southwest Resource Center locally at 269-349-3296 or toll free 1-800-343-3470.    
Peer Information Exchange - PIE Minimize

A Chance to Connect and Have Fun Learning!
This is a free 4 week class being offered.  Topics are Communication and Boundaries, and Infant Toddler.  Learn useful tools and practices that can change your life as a provider and the children you are caring for while having great fun in the process.  Call 1-800-343-3470 X 244 to register by phone of
 click here to register online.

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

Great Start Orientation Minimize

State required training for providers who are receiving child care subsidies from Dept. of Human Services.

This free class completed before providers can start getting paid for child care.  This is a one day 7 hour class that covers health, safety, and nutrition, along with CPR and First Aid.  Bring a lunch and something to drink to the class, as well as something to write with.  To register online 
click here,
or call 1-800-343-3470 X 244.  Pre-registration is required.

How to register online. Minimize
Instructions for registering online:  Once you come the login screen, choose the "TRAINING" option.  A map of the State of Michigan will pop up.  choose the "SOUTHWESTERN REGION" either by clicking on the dark blue region on the map or on the dark blue star on the left.  A calendar will pop up. You will need to choose the county where you wish to take the class.  A calendar of the current months trainings being offered with pop up.  Click on the title "GREAT START ORIENTATION" and follow the prompts You need a valid e-mail address to register online.
Start Up Class Minimize

Want to become a licensed provider? Want to know the what steps to take free of charge? 
Then come to a Start Up class located near you.  The class will also cover how to promote your child care program. There are two classes being offered in each county until September 2011.  Call your local technical assistant for details:

Eastern Region - Serving the counties of:  Calhoun, Barry, and Branch
Richadonna Frede 269-3832-5213

Central Region - Serving the counties of:  Allegan, Kalamazoo, and Saint Joseph
Robbin Davis 800-343-3470 X 229
Carrie Johnson 800-343-3470 X 234

Western Region - Serving the counties of:  Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren
Joyce Bennett  269-252-3281

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