Ages 0 - 3 are the most crucial for a child's development

  • baby walking with father crawling behindAGES 0 - 3 ARE THE MOST CRUCIAL FOR A CHILD'S DEVELOPMENT

    80% of brain development happens by age three. The steps you take during these years shape a child’s future health, happiness, learning and success in life. These are simple steps, like talking to them. Interacting with them. Reading, singing and playing with them on a daily basis. Take that first step.

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Information for Parents

  • expectant mother and father holding stomachINFORMATION FOR PARENTS

    Find information and resources to help at every step of your child’s growth and development. Everything is broken down by age group – from your pregnancy all the way through school age. Each section outlines development and milestones, social and emotional development, physical health and safety, along with tips and resources Michigan parents can turn to whenever they have questions. 

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Help Mi Kids

  • providers and child playing with blocksHELP MI KIDS

    Whether you are a parent, a caregiver, an organization, a physician or just a concerned citizen, there are a lot of ways you can get involved in helping Michigan kids get a great start on life. Find information on groups, events, the Steps initiative, actions you can take and more.

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    The Michigan Department of Education offers more help to find resources to meet your needs.

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