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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

  • 24 September
    • Great Start Family Coalition Meeting - Save the Date
      Date: Tue Sep 24
      Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
      Calendar: Great Start Shiawassee
      Join us at our next meeting to enjoy dinner and conversation with other parents.  Meetings are held on the last Tuesdays of the month with dinner being served at 5:30.  Tot watch is provided.
  • 29 October
    • Halloween Fun Night - Great Start Family Coalition Meeting
      Date: Tue Oct 29
      Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
      Calendar: Great Start Shiawassee
      Join us at our next meeting to enjoy dinner and conversation with other parents.  Meetings are held on the last Tuesdays of the month with dinner being served at 5:30.  Tot watch is provided.
  • 26 November
    • Parent Cafe - Great Start Family Coalition
      Date: Tue Nov 26
      Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
      Location: Shiawassee RESD Administration and Business Office and Early Education Center, 114 W North St, Owoss
      Calendar: Great Start Shiawassee
      Join us at our next meeting to enjoy dinner and conversation with other parents. Meetings are held on the last Tuesdays of the month with dinner served at 5:30.  Tot watch is provided.
  • 28 January
    • Great Start Family Coalition Meeting - Save the Date
      Date: Tue Jan 28
      Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
      Calendar: Great Start Shiawassee
      Join us at our next meeting to enjoy dinner and conversation with other parents. Meetings are held on the last Tuesdays of the month with dinner being served at 5:30.  Tot watch is provided.
  • 25 February
    • Great Start Family Coalition Meeting - Save the Date
      Date: Tue Feb 25
      Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
      Calendar: Great Start Shiawassee
      Join us at our next meeting to enjoy dinner and conversation with other parents. Meetings are held on the last Tuesdays of the month with dinner served at 5:30.  Tot watch is provided.
  • 25 March
    • Literacy Night - Great Start Family Coalition Meeting
      Date: Tue Mar 25
      Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
      Calendar: Great Start Shiawassee
      Join us at our next meeting to enjoy dinner and conversation with other parents.  Meetings are held on the last Tuesdays of the month with dinner served at 5:30.  Tot watch is provided.
  • 29 April
    • Parent Cafe - Great Start Family Coalition Meeting
      Date: Tue Apr 29
      Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
      Calendar: Great Start Shiawassee
      Join us at our next meeting to enjoy dinner and conversation with other parents.  Meetings are held on the last Tuesdays of the month with dinner served at 5:30.  Tot watch is provided.

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