Birth to Three Programs

Great Start Hub

Expectant mothers and parents/guardians of a child (birth to five) can call the Great Start Hub at 989-725-2581 to make connections to programs and resources, such as home visiting programs, parenting classes, car seat safety checks, preschool, etc. The Great Start Hub, operated by the Shiawassee RESD, is open 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday. 

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Early Head Start - Capital Area Community Services

Capital Area Community Services Early Head Start is a free, high-quality home-based program serving pregnant women and children up to the age of 3 years old. Families must meet income requirements. Educated staff provide 1.5 hour weekly home visits using a curriculum called “Parents as Teachers."

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Early On

Shiawassee County Early On® is Michigan’s system for helping infants and toddlers who have developmental delays or are at risk for delays due to certain health conditions. Early On provides support and home-based services to children birth to age three and their families. Don't worry but don't wait.

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Infant Mental Health Program

Shiawassee Health and Wellness Infant Mental Health Program provides support to families with young children age birth to five to help prevent the development of mental health issues in infants and toddlers. Services include individual and family therapy, parenting strategies, strategies to handle common childhood problems, and access to a psychiatrist. 

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Maternal Infant Health Program

The Shiawassee County Health Department's Maternal Infant Health Program is here to help moms through their pregnancy and the infant's first year of life.  Registered Nurses and  Family Care Coordinators provide education on growth and development, feeding and nutrition, safety, things to expect during pregnancy, and what to anticipate with your infant. Services are offered in the home or in the community. 

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Play to Learn Playgroups

Great Start Shiawassee Playgroups are a place to learn and develop through play, build friendships, and exchange parenting information.

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Women, Infant and Children

The Shiawassee County Health Department's WIC program provides: nutrition education, Michigan WIC Bridge Card benefits to buy healthy foods, support and help with breastfeeding, and referrals to health care, immunizations, and other programs.

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Some programs listed, and their materials, are funded through a grant provided by the Michigan Department of Lifelong Education, Advancement, and Potential.

 

 

 

Join Us

  • 21 Feb
    • Play to Learn Playgroup: Great Start Shiawassee
      Date: Feb 21
      Time: 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
      Location: Shiawassee RESD Administration and Business Office and Early Education Center, 114 W North St, Owoss
      Calendar: Great Start Shiawassee
      For children birth to age 5.  Registration opens on January 8th.  Register by calling 989-725-2581.
  • 22 Feb
    • Great Start Shiawassee Play to Learn Playgroups
      Date: Feb 22
      Time: 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
      Location: Shiawassee RESD Administration and Business Office and Early Education Center, 114 W North St, Owoss
      Calendar: Great Start Shiawassee
      For children birth to age 5.  Registration opens on January 8th.  Register by calling 989-725-2581.
    • Play to Learn Playgroup - Great Start Shiawassee
      Date: Feb 22
      Time: 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
      Location: Shiawassee RESD Administration and Business Office and Early Education Center, 114 W North St, Owoss
      Calendar: Great Start Shiawassee
      For children birth to age 5.  Registration opens on January 8th.  Register by calling 989-725-2581.
  • 27 Feb
    • Play to Learn Playgroup: Great Start Shiawassee
      Date: Feb 27
      Time: 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
      Location: Shiawassee RESD Administration and Business Office and Early Education Center, 114 W North St, Owoss
      Calendar: Great Start Shiawassee
      For children birth to age 5.  Registration opens on January 8th.  Register by calling 989-725-2581.
  • 28 Feb
    • Play to Learn Playgroup: Great Start Shiawassee
      Date: Feb 28
      Time: 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
      Location: Shiawassee RESD Administration and Business Office and Early Education Center, 114 W North St, Owoss
      Calendar: Great Start Shiawassee
      For children birth to age 5.  Registration opens on January 8th.  Register by calling 989-725-2581.
    • Great Start Family Coalition Meeting - Family Cafe
      Date: Feb 28
      Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
      Location: Early Childhood Learning Center, 114 W North St, Owosso, MI 48867, USA
      Calendar: Great Start Shiawassee
      Our February Family Cafe meeting is an intimate setting where parents and caregivers have the opportunity to talk about their parenting successes and challenges, share ideas and learn parenting tips and techniques from others. Through participation in these discussions, caregivers build leadership and relationship skills to help strengthen their families.  

      Arrive at 5:30p for a free dinner for all your family participants. Following dinner your children can go to the supervised care room for our round table discussions from 6:00-7:00pm.

      *Supervised care is provided for all ages
      Your RSVP allows us to properly plan for your dinner and care needs: https://forms.gle/WiJmwdfhVh9RYKx76

      Gift card raffle for participants!
    • Parenting Now: Corunna 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Parenting Now: Corunna
      Date: Feb 28
      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Louise Peacock Elementary School, 485 E McArthur St, Corunna, MI 48817, USA
      Calendar: Great Start Shiawassee

      Parenting is the most important and challenging job there is and we are excited to offer this 4-week course. This course will help you to walk away with tools to build positive, enjoyable and healthy relationships with your 3–5-year-old child as well as different perspectives on problematic situations or challenging behavior. Come and join other parents to share and gain encouragement and confidence. Limited to 12 families.


      Free, Registration required: bit.ly/3rbHFWQ or 989-725-2581

  • 29 Feb
    • Great Start Shiawassee Play to Learn Playgroups
      Date: Feb 29
      Time: 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
      Location: Shiawassee RESD Administration and Business Office and Early Education Center, 114 W North St, Owoss
      Calendar: Great Start Shiawassee
      For children birth to age 5.  Registration opens on January 8th.  Register by calling 989-725-2581.
    • Play to Learn Playgroup - Great Start Shiawassee
      Date: Feb 29
      Time: 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
      Location: Shiawassee RESD Administration and Business Office and Early Education Center, 114 W North St, Owoss
      Calendar: Great Start Shiawassee
      For children birth to age 5.  Registration opens on January 8th.  Register by calling 989-725-2581.
  • 5 Mar
    • Play to Learn Playgroup: Great Start Shiawassee
      Date: Mar 5
      Time: 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
      Location: Shiawassee RESD Administration and Business Office and Early Education Center, 114 W North St, Owoss
      Calendar: Great Start Shiawassee
      For children birth to age 5.  Registration opens on January 8th.  Register by calling 989-725-2581.
  • 6 Mar
    • Play to Learn Playgroup: Great Start Shiawassee
      Date: Mar 6
      Time: 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
      Location: Shiawassee RESD Administration and Business Office and Early Education Center, 114 W North St, Owoss
      Calendar: Great Start Shiawassee
      For children birth to age 5.  Registration opens on January 8th.  Register by calling 989-725-2581.
    • Parenting Now: Corunna 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Parenting Now: Corunna
      Date: Mar 6
      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Louise Peacock Elementary School, 485 E McArthur St, Corunna, MI 48817, USA
      Calendar: Great Start Shiawassee

      Parenting is the most important and challenging job there is and we are excited to offer this 4-week course. This course will help you to walk away with tools to build positive, enjoyable and healthy relationships with your 3–5-year-old child as well as different perspectives on problematic situations or challenging behavior. Come and join other parents to share and gain encouragement and confidence. Limited to 12 families.


      Free, Registration required: bit.ly/3rbHFWQ or 989-725-2581

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