|Preparing Children For a Bright Future!|
Breastfeeding Awareness Month
August is Breastfeeding awareness month. Every woman’s journey to motherhood is different, but one of the first decisions a new mom makes is how to feed her child. When you choose to breastfeed, you make an investment in your baby’s future. Breastfeeding allows you to make the food that is perfect for your baby. Your milk gives your baby the healthy start that will last a lifetime. Click HERE for more information.
Early Childhood Conference -
Planting the Seeds for the Future
The Early Childhood Conference provides quality local supports to support raising and caring for healthy children. This conference is intended for Montcalm County Parents (Biological, Foster, Adoptive, Grandparents) and Early Childhood Service Providers serving families with children ages 0-5 years of age (childcare providers, preschool teachers, home visitors, infant mental health professionals, health care professionals, social services professionals, school personnel and therapists). Registration is now open, workshops fill up quickly, so if you are interested in attending please send in your registration form soon.
Is your child old enough for preschool this year (2013-2014)? If so make sure to fill out the Montcalm County Preschool application! This application is used by the EightCAP Head Start, Early Head Start and Great Start Readiness Programs (GSRP)! Most of these programs are no or low cost and are located in many cities in the county. Get the applicationhere or contact: (616)754-9315 or 1-866-754-9315, ext. 3369 or Michigan Relay Center: 1-800-649-3777 (Voice & TDD).
Need tuition based preschool? ClickHERE for a Montcalm County listing.
Get more information about the Great Start Readiness Program. Click HERE.
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Parent Engagement Video
Take a look at the short video the Parent Coalition put together! Click HERE!
Summer Meal Programs 2014
Cedar Crest Elementary
Tri County High School
Endeavor Center for Youth and Community Development
Montabella Junior/Senior High School
Vestaburg Elementary School
Carson City Elementary
Central Montcalm Middle School
Monthly Reading Activity Calendars
Reading Is Fundamental provides monthly activity calendars, which provide engaging reading and writing activity suggestions to last a month! Download the english or spanish versions at: www.rif.org/us/literacy-resources/activities/monthly-activity-calendars.htm
Dolly Parton Imagination Library
Enrollment is now open, if you have any children or grandchildren under age 4, that reside in Montcalm County or an MAISD District, fill out a registration form so that your child or grandchild will receive a free book each month until their fourth birthday.
For more information and to register online click HERE.
PBS Parents is a trusted resource filled with information on child development and early learning. It also seves as a parent's window to the world of PBS KIDS, offering access to educational games and activities inspired by PBS KIDS programs. Check out their website today!