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Child Care Resources of Southwest Michigan
Great Start to Quality Southwest Resource Center
Child Care Resources (CCR) is the Great Start to Quality Southwest Resource Center serving families and providers in the nine southwestern counties of Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, Saint Joseph, and Van Buren.
Training Opportunities
Training Opportunities
As the Great Start to Quality Southwest Resource Center, we provide a wide array of training opportunities for child care providers, parents, and interested consumers funded by the Early Childhood Investment Corporation. These can be found on our training tab.
Quality Improvement Consultants and Mentors
Quality Improvement Consultants and Mentors
Child Care Resources offers technical support and mentoring that assits both licensed and unlicensed child care providers with the Great Start to Quality Rating and Improvement System - a continuous quality improvement effort funded by the Early Childhood Investment Corporation.
Child Care Resources of Southwest Michigan
Community Awareness
Child Care Resources actively seeks to collaborate with other community organizations like United Way, Great Start Collaboratives and Parent Coalitions, Michigan State University Extension, Head Start and others to promote public awareness of the need for quality child care, assistance in finding quality child care, training in the service area, technical assistance and more.
Child Care Resources of Southwest Michigan
Resource Library
As the Great Start to Quality Southwest Resource Center we offer a resource library with themed learning activity totes, packs, books, and equipment that can be borrowed from the libraries located throughout the nine county service area by parents and providers to aid in the education of their children through play promoting school readiness.
 
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What's New?


Great Upcoming Trainings for the Summer of 2015

We have several interesting and instructive trainings coming this summer.  Teaching Strategies will be coming for preschool administrator training. We will have classes with Kristin Tenney-Blackwell,  Cathy Cole, Amy Helmuth, Elizabeth Dancer and Paul Rheaume to mention a few of the trainers. They are on a wide range of topics that are pertinent and especially helpful for those working on the Quality Rating and Improvement System.

If you want more information contact our office locally at 269-349-3296 or toll free at 1-800-343-3470. Or you can go to www.greatstarttoquality.org to view by county and month.

 

Quarterly Newsletter

Advisory Board Minutes

           May 2015          

           February 2015

           November 2014

T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® MICHIGAN is a statewide scholarship program designed to help child care center teachering staff, preschool teachers, family child care providers, group home owners, center directors, and administrators meet their professional development goals, while continuing their current employment in regulated early childhood and school age care settings. For more information click here.

Want to become a licensed program?

To answer your questions, begin with a Start Up class.  See the description over to the right.

Family child care business in your home?
 
Click here for more information and an application packet

Group child care business in your home?  Click here for more information and an application packet

Center?  Click here for more information and an application packet 

Have questions about becoming licensed call Child Care Resources at 1-800-343-3470

What is Great Start to Quality and Why Participate?



 

Great Start to Quality Southwest Resource Center

       Child Care Resources is the Great Start to Quality Southwest Resource Center, one of ten across Michigan. The Resource Center coordinates supports and services for child care providers across all settings, and coordinates supports and services for families searching for licensed and registered child care. Questions? Contact Ella Fabel Ryder at CCR, call 800-343-3470, ext. 227 or email Ella@CCR4kids.org.

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Child Care Resources is a private, nonprofit agency.  All donations are tax deductable!
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