The mission of the St. Joseph County Great Start Collaborative is to engage the entire community to assure a coordinated system of services and resources to assist families in providing a great start for their children from birth through age five.

Supportive Relationships and Active Skill-Building Strengthen the Foundations of Resilience 

The Center for the Developing Child at Harvard University has released a paper from the National Scientific Council on the Developing Childidentifying the key features of resilience, or the ability to adapt in the face of significant adversity, and suggests ways to build it throughout the lifespan. Decades […]

Oral Health Spanish Language Resources

The National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (OHRC) provides a number of resources on oral health related to children. Publications and videos are available in both Spanish and English. One example of a publication is: Two Healthy Smiles: Tips to Keep You and Your Baby Healthy/Dos sonrisas […]

2015 Market Rate Survey NOW available!

The Michigan Office of Great Start, Child Development and Care Program (CDC) and Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) invite you to participate in Michigan’s 2015 Child Care Market Rate Survey! The CDC program has partnered with PCG for the execution and analysis of the results of this […]

First 5 California – Child’s Brain Development

Looking for a great online resource that’s parent friendly about brain development? Look no further! First 5 California has created this tool that shows families which parts of their child’s brain is being activated during different activities.  

Get Ready for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Each year in April, time is spent acknowledging the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families.  To help you plan for National Child Abuse Prevention Month, you can access: […]

Money Back in Michigan 2015 – Tax Credits Benefit Michigan Families

The Michigan League for Public Policy is pleased to send you the 2015 edition of Money Back in Michigan (Tax Year 2014), an outreach effort that promotes awareness of various federal and state tax credits and deductions available to low- and moderate-income households. We encourage you to print these […]