PDG B-5 Participation Opportunities

We want to hear from you!

As part of Michigan’s Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5), there will be several opportunities to offer your input and ideas about, and experiences with, the state’s early childhood mixed delivery system.

Your voice is key to the department in learning what is working, what’s not working, and what ideas you have that might make a big difference in the early childhood system. Help us realize our vision of ensuring all children and families can choose and receive the services and programs they need.

The Office of Great Start has awarded the following contracts to complete projects under the PDG B-5 grant:

The survey to gather additional thoughts, ideas, and suggestions on the needs assessment findings and strategic plan is now closed. Send additional input to the PDG B-5 email.

Summary of Needs Assessment Findings and Strategic Plan

The contractors listed above may contact you about the following upcoming activities:

PDG B-5 Opportunities for Public Participation
Event Type Open or Invite Date Location Audience Contractor
Focus Groups Invitation Only 3/13/20 Van Buren County Families The Yaffe Group
Focus Groups Invitation Only 3/12/20 Harbor Springs Families The Yaffe Group
Focus Groups Invitation Only 3/3/20 Bergland Families The Yaffe Group
Focus Groups Invitation Only 3/2/20 Detroit Families The Yaffe Group
Focus Groups Invitation Only 3/2/20 Ypsilanti Families The Yaffe Group
Focus Groups Invitation Only 3/1/20 Southfield Families The Yaffe Group
Feedback Session Open 1/30/20 GoToWebinar 1/30/2020 Families, ECE Providers and Community Leaders The Yaffe Group
Feedback Session Open 1/28/20 GoToWebinar 1/28/2020 Families, ECE Providers and Community Leaders The Yaffe Group
Listening Session GSC/GSPC to Lead 10/28/19 Washtenaw County Families, ECE Providers and Community Leaders SRC
Listening Session GSC/GSPC to Lead 10/28/19 Van Buren County Families, ECE Providers and Community Leaders SRC
Listening Session GSC/GSPC to Lead 10/23/19 Grand Traverse County Families, ECE Providers and Community Leaders SRC
Listening Session GSC/GSPC to Lead 10/21/19 Genesee County Families, ECE Providers and Community Leaders SRC
Listening Session GSC/GSPC to Lead 10/18/19 (parents)
&
10/21/19 (providers)
Cass County Families, ECE Providers and Community Leaders SRC
Listening Session GSC/GSPC to Lead 10/17/19 & 10/21/19 St. Joseph County Families, ECE Providers and Community Leaders SRC
Listening Session GSC/GSPC to Lead 10/17/19 Macomb County Families, ECE Providers and Community Leaders SRC
Listening Session GSC/GSPC to Lead 10/17/19 Mason-Lake-Oceana Counties Families, ECE Providers and Community Leaders SRC
Listening Session GSC/GSPC to Lead 10/16/19 Ingham ISD Families, ECE Providers and Community Leaders SRC
Listening Session GSC/GSPC to Lead 10/15/19 & 10/24/19 Clinton County Families, ECE Providers and Community Leaders SRC
Listening Session GSC/GSPC to Lead 10/11/19 Huron County Families, ECE Providers and Community Leaders SRC
Listening Session GSC/GSPC to Lead 10/10/19 Menominee County Families, ECE Providers and Community Leaders SRC
Listening Session GSC/GSPC to Lead 10/9/19 Ottawa ISD Families, ECE Providers and Community Leaders SRC
Listening Session GSC/GSPC to Lead 10/8/19 & 10/25/19 Alpena County Families, ECE Providers and Community Leaders SRC
Focus Group Invite Only 10/10/19 Traverse City Families The Yaffe Group
Focus Group Invite Only 10/9/19 GoToWebinar (online) Early On®, Head Start, GSRP, and other program coordinators, managers, etc. AIR
Focus Group Invite Only 10/4/19 GoToWebinar (online) Home Visiting Staff AIR
Focus Group Invite Only 10/4/19 Watervliet Families The Yaffe Group
Focus Group Invite Only 10/3/19 Bergland (UP) Families The Yaffe Group
Focus Group Invite Only 9/24/19 Sault Ste Marie Families AIR
Focus Group Invite Only 9/24/19 Detroit Child Care Providers AIR
Focus Group Invite Only 9/22/19 Southfield Families The Yaffe Group
Focus Group Invite Only 9/20/19 Ypsilanti Families The Yaffe Group
Focus Group Invite Only 9/19/19 Detroit (metro) Child Care Providers ACS
Focus Group Invite Only 9/19/19 Detroit (city limits) Child Care Providers ACS
Focus Group Invite Only 9/19/19 Detroit (city limits) Families The Yaffe Group
Focus Group Invite Only 9/18/19 Grand Rapids Child Care Providers ACS
Focus Group Invite Only 9/18/19 GoToWebinar (online) SE Health Providers AIR
Focus Group Invite Only 9/17/19 Northern Michigan (Online) Child Care Providers ACS
Focus Group Invite Only 9/16/19 Grand Rapids Families AIR
Focus Group Invite Only 9/14/19 Ludington Child Care Providers AIR
Focus Group Invite Only 8/26/19 Lansing Foundation Staff AIR

 

We hope that you will participate and provide your input.

The goal of the PDG B-5 is to help make the early childhood system work for the children and families in Michigan. We need to hear from all families, providers, advocates, and stakeholders so we can help create an efficient, coordinated, supportive system for the whole child and family. 

The PDG B-5 is authorized under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), and is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. More information can be accessed at the PDG B-5 page or by emailing Joy Milano, PDG B-5 Project Manager.