2015 County Health Rankings Now Available

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released the 2015 County Health Rankings on today. The Rankings provide an easy-to-use snapshot of the health of virtually every county in the United States and have inspired communities across the country to take action to improve the health of their residents.  Go to:  http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/ to access information on Michigan and your specific county(ies).

Literacy and Skill Building Tools for Home

Want some ideas to make story time and playtime more fun while also developing new skills with your child?  We have added some new tools for parents to use at home!

Access these tools here HERE!

Register Now for the Early Childhood Conference!

September 19, 2015; 9:00-4:00pm

Greenville High School

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.

Early Childhood Conference – Planting the Seeds For the Future Registration Materials

Request for Proposal for New Great Start Readiness Program Preschool Opportunities

The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is Michigan’s state-funded preschool program for four-year-old children with factors that may place them at risk of educational failure. The program is administered by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE).

GSRP has provided quality preschool education to over 500,000 at‐risk four‐year‐olds since it began in 1985. Research shows students attending this successful program did better throughout their academic careers, had lower dropout rates, had higher incomes as adults and were imprisoned less frequently than children who didn’t attend preschool.

Download: Request for Proposal (RFP) for 2015-16 GSRP