Michigan Office of Great Start

Michigan Office of Great Start The goal of Office of Great Start is to ensure that all children birth to age eight, especially those with the highest need, have access to high-quality early learning and development programs and enter kindergarten prepared for success.
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November is Adoption Awareness Month. In Michigan, there are approximately 13,000 children in foster care and 300 childr...
11/06/2020

November is Adoption Awareness Month. In Michigan, there are approximately 13,000 children in foster care and 300 children who still need an adoptive family. Learn about adoption and foster care in Michigan by visiting the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Hope for a Home site: https://www.michigan.gov/hopeforahome

November is National Family Literacy Month. Day 2 is for bringing a book to life. Try dressing up as your favorite book ...
11/02/2020

November is National Family Literacy Month. Day 2 is for bringing a book to life. Try dressing up as your favorite book character, acting out your favorite story, or doing a puppet show to bring your favorite picture book to life. Still looking for a favorite book? Check out this list of popular children’s books https://time.com/100-best-childrens-books/

This week, join Safe to Sleep for the Safe Infant Sleep Social Media Block Party, October 26 to 29, 2020. Four Facebook ...
10/26/2020

This week, join Safe to Sleep for the Safe Infant Sleep Social Media Block Party, October 26 to 29, 2020. Four Facebook Live events will focus on safe infant sleep topics including: Doctor’s Tips for Breastfeeding Mamas; Why Is Practicing Safe Sleep is So Hard, and How Dads Can Help; and The First 90 Days—What Every Parent Must Know About Safe Sleep. Check it out at https://safetosleep.nichd.nih.gov/activities/outreach/social-media-block-party

Check out these tips for making the most of play time with babies and toddlers.
10/19/2020
Tips on Playing with Babies and Toddlers

Check out these tips for making the most of play time with babies and toddlers.

Try these tips the next time you play with your child and watch how even the simplest interactions encourage them to learn and explore the world around them.

New opportunity to join The Office of Great Start!The Michigan Department of Education is looking to hire a Departmental...
10/16/2020
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New opportunity to join The Office of Great Start!

The Michigan Department of Education is looking to hire a Departmental Manager 14 (Program Policy Manager) within the Office of Great Start Child Development and Care Program. The position is a permanent, full-time position located in Lansing and is open to internal employees and outside applicants. View the position description and apply at the link below.

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10/09/2020

Round 6 Child Care Relief Fund Grant Applications Opening Soon

New opportunity to join The Office of Great Start!The Michigan Department of Education is looking to hire an B-5 Early C...
10/01/2020
State of Michigan Job Openings | LIVE. WORK. PLAY.

New opportunity to join The Office of Great Start!

The Michigan Department of Education is looking to hire an B-5 Early Childhood Special Education Consultant Manager 14 within the Office of Great Start/Early Childhood Development and Family Education. This permanent full-time position is located in Lansing, MI and is open to internal employees and outside applicants. Use the link below to apply and/or view the position description.

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The 2020 Child Care Market Rate Study is coming in October! Informational webinars are available.The results of the Mich...
09/30/2020

The 2020 Child Care Market Rate Study is coming in October! Informational webinars are available.

The results of the Michigan 2020 Child Care Market Rate study will help to inform changes to child care assistance payment rates. The Michigan Department of Education Office of Great Start is working with Public Policy Associates to conduct the 2020 Child Care Market Rate Survey, which will be out in the field in late October.

Licensed child care providers can participate in an optional, informational webinar to learn about what will be covered in the survey, what details providers need to have ready, and more. The webinar dates are:

October 2nd at 2 p.m.
October 6th 6 p.m., or
October 7th 6 p.m.

Sign up for a webinar at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Register2020SurveyWebinar

09/25/2020
Child Passenger Safety - Harness Fit

Finish out Child Passenger Safety Week by learning how to adjust the harness as your child grows from baby, to infant, to toddler, and beyond. #childpassengersafetyweek

Did you know car seat harnesses must be adjusted as children grow? In a rear-facing seat, the harness should be routed at or below the child’s shoulders. Whe...

Child Passenger Safety also applies to you and the child you are still carrying. Try these tips for safely buckling up, ...
09/23/2020

Child Passenger Safety also applies to you and the child you are still carrying. Try these tips for safely buckling up, riding, and driving as an expectant mom. #ChildPassengerSafetyWeek
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This week is Child Passenger Safety Week. Learn who needs a car seat, how to choose and install the right car seat, and ...
09/21/2020

This week is Child Passenger Safety Week. Learn who needs a car seat, how to choose and install the right car seat, and more at The Michigan State Police Child Passenger Safety site: https://tinyurl.com/MSPChildPassengerSafety

09/16/2020
Safe Sleep Guidelines - What to Expect

September is Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month in Michigan. Learn the basics of infant safe sleep in this video. Visit the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services safe sleep site at http://michigan.gov/safesleep for more tips and resources.

Newborn babies sleep a lot — an average of 16 hours a day, just usually not more than a couple of hours at a time, which explains why you're so tired. Learn ...

09/09/2020

Child Care Relief Fund Grants – August Application

09/09/2020

Michigan Child Care Providers!

The July Child Care Relief Fund Grant application will close on Friday, September 11 at 11:00 pm with no new July applications being accepted after that date.

The August grant application will open on Monday, September 14 after 6:00 pm. Check the note for details.

Michigan Providers! Have you applied for the July Child Care Relief Fund Grants?The July grant application closes on Sep...
09/04/2020

Michigan Providers! Have you applied for the July Child Care Relief Fund Grants?

The July grant application closes on September 11th 2020 at 11:00 pm. Visit www.michigan.gov/childcare to apply today!

August is Children's Eye Health and Safety Month. Learn when to get vision screenings and eye exams for children. http:/...
08/03/2020

August is Children's Eye Health and Safety Month. Learn when to get vision screenings and eye exams for children. http://bit.ly/TF4HLt

07/02/2020

Child Care Relief Fund Grants--June

The Office of Great Start still needs your feedback on Michigan's quality rating and improvement system, Great Start to ...
07/01/2020

The Office of Great Start still needs your feedback on Michigan's quality rating and improvement system, Great Start to Quality. If you are a MI provider, parent, licensing support staff, resource center staff, or other state or regional agency staff, we want to hear from you! Complete the short survey at https://bit.ly/36Itomy by July 13th to have your voice heard and to support MIichigan's youngest learners and their families.

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608 W Allegan St
Lansing, MI
48933

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Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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