Providers & Educators

Great Start to Quality Orientation: Level 1 of Michigan’s Quality Development Continuum Training

The Great Start to Quality Orientation Level 1 Training is a seven hour training provided for those interested in participating in the Michigan Department of Education – Office of Great Start’s Child Development and Care (CDC) subsidy program.

This training is a basic overview of the following items:

  • Child development.
  • Setting up shared expectations for children in your care.
  • Health, safety, and nutrition.
  • First Aid and CPR certification.

It is important to note that the Michigan Department of Education – Office of Great Start periodically revises and updates the Child Development and Care (CDC) subsidy handbook. The most recent issue of the Child Development and Care (CDC) handbook can be found through the Michigan Department of Education.

Training Videos

Participants were shown various videos during Great Start to Quality Orientation Level 1 training that highlighted relevant child development topics discussed in training.

How Brains are Built: The Core Story of Brain Development

The AFWI is pleased to announce the launch of our first animated video, which presents the core story of brain development in an accessible and visually engaging format for public audiences.

National Child Care Provider Honoree

Maya Thomas-Bey has been caring for the young children and families of Cleveland, Ohio for over 25 years. Her tireless work has changed the lives of many. Maya works with inner city children and provides a safe haven many of them would not otherwise experience. Cleveland is a better place because of Maya Thomas-Bey.

Baby Steps: "Learn the Signs. Act Early.”

Learn how to look for developmental milestones and what to do if you are worried about your child’s development or think there is a problem.


Infant Safe Sleep

This video is provided by Tomorrow's Child, sponsored by the CJ Foundation. It is an instructional DVD informing parents, grandparents, and caregivers of the best ways to ensure babies sleep safely. This is the best way to reduce baby's risk of sudden unexpected infant death or SIDS.