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Western Resource Center

The Great Start to Quality Western Resource Center serves Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola and Ottawa counties. If you’re looking for West Michigan daycare, our Resource Center helps families in the area with their search and local providers with improving their programs.

A recent study of Michigan providers noted that "they love watching children learn and grow".  We love watching providers learn and grow.  The field of early childhood is changing.  We want to help you keep up with those changes. 

Upper Peninsula Resource Center

 The Great Start to Quality Upper Peninsula (UP) Resource Center serves Alger, Baraga, Chippewa, Delta, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Luce, Mackinac, Marquette, Menominee, Ontonagon, and Schoolcraft counties. Located in Marquette, our Resource Cetner helps families find child care in the Upper Peninsula and supports providers with improving their program.

Southwest Resource Center

The Great Start to Quality Resource Center serves Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph and Van Buren counties. Located in Portage, MI, our Resource Center helps families with their Southwest Michigan child care search and supports providers with improving their programs.

Southeast Resource Center

The Great Start to Quality Southeast Resource Center serves Genesee, Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe and Washtenaw counties.  We have Quality Improvement staff in all our local offices who are happy to help you! Our Resource Center is located in Ann Arbor and helps families find child care in Southeast Michigan and supports local providers with improving their program. After hour appointments available by request.

Northwest Resource Center

The Great Start to Quality Northwest Resource Center serves Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Manistee, Leelanau, Missaukee, and Wexford counties. If you’re looking for daycare in Northwest Michigan, families in the area utilize our resource center to find the right provider.

As your Great Start to Quality Northwest Resource Center, we want you to know we are here to support you! Located in Traverse City, our resource center provides training, support groups, and materials for daycare providers and families in Northwest Michigan.

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Northeast Resource Center

The Great Start to Quality Northeast Resource Center serves Alcona, Alpena, Cheboygan, Crawford, Iosco, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle and Roscommon Counties. Please give us a call if you’re looking for child care in Northeast Michigan, we help families find local programs. If you are a child care provider we can help you find training to help improve their program.