Steps Trusted Advisor Tool Kit

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Trusted Advisor Tool Kit

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80% of brain development happens by age three

Their early learning experiences in these first few years of life help shape how their brain develops. As a trusted advisor, your engagement matters. We are counting on you to help share the importance of early learning with families and caregivers of Michigan’s kids.

 

 

 

 

 

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Steps is a major initiative in Michigan to provide families with resources and  information. We created this initiative because the early learning that takes place from prenatal to age three are so important. The steps taken during these early years shape a child’s future health, happiness, learning, and success in life. They are simple steps, like talking to them, interacting with them, reading, singing, and playing with them daily.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Whether you are a teacher, doctor, faith leader, community leader, influencer, or collaborator, your personal involvement in Steps is crucial. You are in a unique position to talk to families and promote early learning and development.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

advisor with parent and childSteps Tool Kit for Trusted Advisors

 

This Steps tool kit gives you materials and easy ways to share critical information important during this time in a child’s life. We invite you to download and use these materials to connect families with useful resources and services. In this kit, you will find:

  • An overview of the material you can use
  • 4 blog posts you can share
  • A social media guide for sharing Steps information
  • Milestone checklists emails
  • Initial and Quarterly Report Sheets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steps Tool Kit For Trusted Advisors

 

 

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Do you Have Steps Training?

Have you met with a Trainer to learn about the Steps initiative? If you haven’t, we have trainers who will walk you through what Steps is all about and how to connect with families and share early learning materials. Let us know if you still need to meet with a trainer.

 

REQUEST A MEETING WITH A TRAINER

 

 

 

 


 

 

Overview of Materials and First Steps

 

 

The Steps Material Overview is a good place to start. It outlines some of the things you can do and gives you a list of the materials available for you to share with the Michigan families you’re connected with.

 

mom and daughter taking selfieSteps Social Media Guide & Strategy

 

 

Sharing information with your family community through social media is one way to get information shared. This guide will tell you how to deliver content through your social networks. There is a strategy for frequency of posting, which social channels to use and key tips for each channel and strategy.

GET STEPS SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Steps Early Learning Blog Posts

 

We have provided some blog posts that you can use and share with your community. They include:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

toddler walking from father to motherMilestone Checklist Emails

 

We have created emails you can send out at each age of development. These connect your families with a milestones checklist of what developments to look for when their child reaches that age.  There are emails created for:

Months Months
2 Months 1 Year
4 Months 18 Months
6 Months 2 Years
9 Months 3 Years


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Steps Trusted Advisor Reports

 

There are two different reports for you to fill out to help manage your activities and to help us asses if the program is working. The first one is your initial report to start your journey as a Steps Trusted Advisor. The second is the Steps Monthly Report. These reports help us understand your progress and what we need to do to help. They are also a way for you to keep a record of your Steps process.

COMPLETE INITIAL REPORT

COMPLETE MONTHLY REPORT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Steps Materials

 

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Sharing information with your family community through social media is one way to get information shared. This guide will tell you how to deliver content through your social networks. There is a strategy for frequency of posting, which social channels to use and key tips for each channel and strategy.

GO TO FAMILIES KIT