Child Care and Early Education

High quality child care and early education experiences are critical to every young child's development. Research has clearly demonstrated that children's early learning experiences determine their foundation for future learning and success. Children who have high quality child care and preschool experiences, including support for health and emotional well-being, are more successful in later school years, are less likely to repeat a grade, are more likely to graduate high school, attend college and become productive citizens. 

Scholarships Available

The Women’s Caring Program (WCP) is happy to announce that a limited number of Early Start scholarships are available in your community.

Early Start provides financial support for licensed early care and education expenses (for children ages birth through two years old) from low-income working families.  This support is for families who are not eligible for childcare payments from another funding source, but still struggle to make ends meet.  Eligible families must have one parent that is working, going to school, or a combination of both for a minimum of 35 hours per week.  Eligibility guidelines are detailed in the attached application.

Eligible families receive 40% of their annual cost of childcare for one child per family, up to a maximum of $240.00 per month for twelve months.  Monthly payments are made directly to the licensed childcare provider chosen by the parent.

Safe Sleep for Baby

Babies sleep safest on their BACKS. Reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome by practicing the following safety tips:

• Always place your baby on his or her back to sleep, even for naps.
• Place your baby on a firm mattress in a safety-approved crib.
• Check your crib's slats for safety, if a pop can slides through, they are too wide.
• Do not allow smoking around your baby.

• Remove soft, fluffy and loose bedding and stuffed toys from your baby's sleep area.
• Make sure your baby's face and head stay uncovered during sleep.
• Do not let your baby get too warm during sleep.
• Make sure everyone who cares for your baby knows to place your baby on his or her back to sleep.

Free Child Seat Safety Inspections are offered at different times throughout the year. Safety specialists examine all safety seats for correct use and installation. The inspections are free of charge and no registration necessary. Locations for the inspections vary.
Please contact Tricia at trisha.safekids@yahoo.com for more information.

Early Learning - Age 0-5 Years

High quality child care and early education experiences are critical to every young child's development. Research has clearly demonstrated that children's early learning experiences determine their foundation for future learning and success. Children who have high quality child care and preschool experiences, including support for health and emotional well-being, are more successful in later school years, are less likely to repeat a grade, are more likely to graduate high school, attend college, and become productive citizens.

• Project Find
• Early On
• Great Start Readiness Preschool (GSRP)
• Early Head Start
• Head Start
For information regarding any of these programs, please call 734-342-8641.

Child Care Network    734-243-7451
77 N. Roessler, Monroe, MI 48162
www.childcarenetwork.org
For assistance locating childcare or a preschool in your area.Scholarships Available.

 

early childhood and preschool programs offered by the Monroe County Intermediate School District.Click the logo to view all of the early childhood and preschool programs that are offered by the Monroe County Intermediate School District.

 

 

 

 

Child Care NetworkPromote the success of children, families and our community through quality child care education, advocacy and family support.

"A child who walks through the kindergarten doors ready to learn, ready to make the most of the vital first years of elementary school, is far more likely to succeed in school and in life."  

 - Dr. Jack Shonkoff, Harvard's Center on the Developing Child

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