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Information for Parents

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Information for Parents

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From the day your child is born to high school graduation day and beyond, there will be moments of great joy and there will be challenges along the way. One thing we do know, is that the care, attention, love and support they get every step along the way lays the foundation for their future.

Find Information by Age Group

MiKidsMatter is your place to find information, support and resources to help you do your best to prepare your child for success in school and later in life. Our goal is to provide easy access to information on development and milestones, social and emotional development, physical health and safety and parenting advice for each stage of your child’s life.

Just choose the subject below you want information on and click on the age group below that your child is in now.

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Getting Ready for Baby

When you’re getting ready for baby’s arrival, there is a lot to think about, but we have pulled together information, tools and resources that will help, all in one place.
Start Getting Ready for Baby
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Healthy Pregnancy

Find helpful tips and resources for Michigan moms-to-be, including information on how to keep you and your baby healthy through your pregnancy.
Get Healthy Pregnancy Info

Development and Milestones

Find information and resources to help you understand what your child is going through at each stage of their development and how you can help them develop. Learn what milestones to watch for at each age as they grow.

Health and Safety

As your child grows and gets bigger, each age comes with new health and safety concerns. We have tips and resources to give you everything you need to keep them safe and healthy.

Social and Emotional Development


Ages 5 - 18 years

Helpful tips, resources and programs for school-age children, including:

  • School information
  • Continued development & milestones
  • Supporting physical health & safety
  • Social & emotional development
  • How to deal with school suspension or expulsion
  • Programs for parents & school age children 
Get Schoolager Tips
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