Northern Early Childhood Support Network

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.

Our Lending Library is a free resource available to you with materials you can check out to enhance the quality of your childcare! You can search and explore our Lending Library resources, or contact us to visit our Lending Library at the Rose City Elementary School.

Webinars are held occasionally to share information and updates about Great Start to Quality. These webinars include a variety of topics and updates. They are open to anyone interested in learning more about Great Start to Quality. You can sign up for the Great Start to Quality E-Newsletter to receive information, updates and notifications about future webinars.

Michigan’s Child Development and Care Program provides supplemental child care payments enabling low-income parents to work. The subsidy can be used to purchase regulated child care in a center, group child care or a family home, or unlicensed care in the home of a relative or by an adult in the child’s home. Great Start to Quality is a great resource for those looking for quality, low cost child care in Northeast Michigan. 

Our Center Staff

Program Director

Desiree Lipski
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Quality Improvement Specialists

Quality Improvement Consultants 

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.