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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

2015 Market Survey to Determine Child Care Costs - Child Care Providers

Please take the market survey to give the State of Michigan an accurate reading of the cost of child care. Your name will be put in a drawing for a $100 Visa gift card. The survey will run from March 9 to April 10, 2015. Please view flyer for full details.

Link to survey: http://surveys.pcgus.com/s3/mimarketratestudy

The results of this survey will be available in Michigan’s FY2016-18 Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) State Plan draft, which will be posted at http://www.michigan.gov/childcare in May 2015.

 

Substitute Child Care Workers Needed in Kalamazoo County

Interested in working in child care?  View flyer

Advisory Team Quarterly Minutes

To view February 2015 minutes, click here

To view the November 2014 minutes please click here.

 

Free and Low Cost Online Training Available

The Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute is offering some free and low cost online trainings along with ones that offer CEU's. Click on the "CONNECT courses for CEU" link. Click here to view site. 

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T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Minimize

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



 
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.


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