To build skills needed to work with young children and increase the quality of your learning environment, you can join a network of free Early Learning Communities (ELCs) that provide:
- Free and low-cost Child Development Associate (CDA) credential support opportunities.
- High-quality early childhood development classes developed by industry-leading curriculum experts help to build new skills needed to support children’s learning and growth. Leave class with ideas you can implement immediately. These Professional Development opportunities meet licensing requirements and many are directly applicable to indicators on the Self-Assessment Survey and Program Quality Assessment (PQA).
- Peer-to-Peer networking opportunities bring providers together to meet and discuss topics that impact the way we work with young children.
- Lending Libraries offer free, high quality resources to try in your program.
- Navigators provide valuable information about additional resources that can support you, your program and the families you work with.
- We can also come to you! Our staff is equipped to host trainings on-site at your center.
Early Learning Community Locations
These are the main locations for the Early Learning Communities, however classes and activities take place throughout the tri-county area! If you do not see your city, don't worry! You can call 1-877-614-7328 for information about opportunities in your area.
Black Family Development
5555 Conner Ave., Suite 1038
Detroit, MI 48213
Call them at: 313-308-0255
Visit their website: www.blackfamilydevelopment.org
Leaps and Bounds
8129 Packard Ave.
Call them at 586-619-9997 or 313-402-0802
Visit their website at www.leapsnbounds.org
Oakland Family Services
114 Orchard Lake Road
Call them at 248-858-7766 extension 323
Visit their website at www.oaklandfamilyservices.org
Starfish Family Services
Call them at 734-727-3104
Visit their website at www.starfishfamilyservices.org
Thank you to the many other community partners who support the Wayne, Oakland, Macomb Resource Center by providing programming, training, space, technical assistance and more.
Oakland Intermediate School District: https://oakland.k12.mi.us/pages/default.aspx
Macomb Community College John Lewis Center: http://www.macomb.edu/community/conference-event-services/john-lewis-cen...
Wayne RESA: http://www.resa.net/
Macomb Intermediate School District: http://www.misd.net/index.html