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    Great Start to Quality can help you find the child care program that is best for your needs. A simple rating system allows you to find and compare providers near you. 

    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.



    Local Resource Centers can help parents find quality child care and answer questions about paying for care. Resource Centers also have a library of books, toys, and other tools for families to borrow and use.



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    There are a lot things to consider when choosing child care. The Child Care Consumer Statement has information to help you make the best choice.

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Child Development

Child Development

  • Mother and daughter talking on porch with backs to camera Disciplinary Prevention

    Find resources to encourage self-control and self-regulation in children.

  • Mother with baby Physical Health & Safety

    Keeping children safe and healthy is one of the most important roles of parents and child care providers.  Find resources to keep children healthy and safe.

  • Two boys laughing Social & Emotional Development

    A child's social skills, including self-control and relationship-building can increase success in school and life. Find resources here to learn more about supporting children's social skills.

  • Four children in a playground Special Education

    Michigan offers specially designed programs to evaluate and assist children that are not developing at the same rate as other children. Learn more about these programs.

  • Girl playing with PlayDoh Child Development: Education

    Find resources for brain building and preparing your child for success in school and in life.

  • Baby learning how to walk Screening for Developmental Milestones

    How children play, learn, speak, act and move offer important clues about a child's development. Find tools to track your child's development and celebrate milestones.

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