Resource Centers

The Great Start to Quality Central Resource Center serves Clare, Clinton, Eaton, Gladwin, Gratiot, Ingham, Ionia, Isabella, Midland, and Shiawassee counties. The Central Resource Center provides Mid-Michigan child care resources for area providers and help with finding local child care in Lansing, MI and its surrounding areas.

The Central Resource Center's Lending Library is a free educational resource for you and your children! The Lending Library is designed to encourage and enhance the learning experience at home, school, child care and preschool. 

  • Theme based experience bins designed specifically to meet the developmental needs of infants and toddlers.
  • Experience bins based on themes designed to promote the development of preschool and young school aged children.
  • Story stretcher totes & CARES bags for infants and toddlers and for preschoolers.
  • Books, CD's, DVD's and curriculum materials for early childhood educators to use in planning and implementing quality improvements in child care centers, group and family child care homes.  

Along with our learning materials, our Resource Center provides information on Head Start programs and low cost child care in Mid-Michigan.

Community Resources

We work with many people and organizations in the community to provide you, your family and your program with the resources you need to help your family and children succeed.

Local Partners

In order to provide you and the children in our community with the best opportunities, we partner with various people, organizations and places to help make those opportunities available to you.