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MI Kids Matter
MI Kids Matter
Why Participating In Your Child's Learning Matters
The little things you do with your child in their early years make a big difference throughout their school years and later in life.
Mi Kids Matter is your place to find what you need to give your child their best chance at health, happiness and success later in life. Throughout this site, we have provided information, resources and programs to take you from pregnancy through age 5 and beyond.
Ages 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.
Need Help Finding Child Care?
Great Start to Quality helps families find the best early learning settings for their children. Once you choose a child care provider, there will be many positive experiences. You may also have some concerns. Our Concerns in Child Care page has resources for those special situations.
Information for Parents
Infants (0 - 12 months)Get Infant Info
Toddlers (1 - 2 years)Get Toddler Info
Preschoolers (3 - 5 years)Get Preschooler Info
Schoolagers (5 - 18 years)Get Schoolager Info
Programs for Children
Help 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.