Resources

Literacy Essentials

The General Education Leadership Network (GELN) has created Essential Instructional Practices in Language and Emergent Literacy to help foster literacy in Michigan.  They have literacy resources for birth to though grade 12 on their website at LiteracyEssentials.org.
 

 

Zero to Three

Zero to Three has resources for parents and grandparents to support them in promoting their children's growth and development.  Resources are available in both English and Spanish at Zerotothree.org.

Two girls playing with a toy.

Milestones Matter

The CDC has a free milestone checklist to help you learn more about how your baby is developing.  Click here or on the image to visit the CDC's website.

Milestones Matter Poster

 

Talking is Teaching

Talking, singing, and reading to your child can help build their brain and develop the social-emotional skills that they need.  Talking is Teaching's website, TalkingisTeaching.org, is continually updated with free, fun activities designed to help your child grow. Resources are available in both English and Spanish.

Lets talk about what makes you unique with a multicolored phrases saying what makes people unique

 

 

 

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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