Mission: To upgrade quality and availability of child care services in livingston county, by providing support services, technical support, education and referral services.
Programs: Early childhood resources - provides technical assistance and consultation to child care business and personnel and provided quality enhancement incentives and resources to child care providers. Provides child care enhancement business assessments and quality enhancement support, along with maintaining an early childhood resource lending library. Coordinates community early childhood resources and collaborates with community partners to expand community resources and the maintenance of internet database for parent referrals. Also conducted provider updates for the referral database to insure parents received current resources and information. Promotes resources and community resource events through marketing activities, via internet, mailings, flyers, and our website. Provides scholarship opportunities for parents.
early childhood professional development - researched, developed, coordinated, marketed and provided training and consumer education sessions. Applied for and provided continuing education units (ceus) through michigan state board of education and michigan state university. Developed and held 20th annual regional early childhood conference. Collaborated with community partners to expand training opportunities for child care providers and parents. Staff participated in early childhood professional development training. Provided american heart association cpr and first aid certification to parents and providers.