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Support Networks

The Southeastern Early Childhood Support Network (ECSN) is one of four regions throughout the state of Michigan; Eastern, Northern, Southeastern, and Western. The network regions are designed to provide development of, and facilitate access to, a coordinated, easy-to-navigate early childhood system for providers and families that addresses the needs of the whole child.

In the Southeastern region, the ECSN supports services in 11 counties including: Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, Jackson, Washtenaw, Wayne, Branch (GSC Supports), Hillsdale, Lenawee, Monroe, and Genesee (Childcare Provider Supports) through partnership, oversight and technical assistance to two Great Start to Quality Resource Centers- Southeast Resource Center and Wayne, Oakland, Macomb Resource Center.

The Southeastern ECSN facilitates cross-sector collaboration within the region for maximum utilization of federal, state and local resources to promote quality childcare provision and equitable access to early childhood support and services. The ECSN provides systems development, professional learning and technical assistance for the Great Start Network, which includes the Great Start to Quality Resource Centers, Great Start Collaboratives and Parent Coalitions. The ECSNs are funded by the Michigan Department of Education through federal Child Care Development Funds.

Southeast ECSN Staff:

Jeff Miles - Senior Director, Center for Early Childhood Excellence

United Way for Southeastern Michigan

Jeff.Miles@UnitedWaySEM.org

517-712-7619

Shauna Aitson - Director, Southeastern Early Childhood Support Network

United Way for Southeastern Michigan - Center for Early Childhood Excellence

Shauna.Aitson@UnitedWaySEM.org

313-307-6672

Kristal Johnson - Director, Early Childhood Partnerships and Programming

Southeastern Early Childhood Support Network Training and Technical Assistance

Kristal.Johnson@UnitedWaySEM.org

313-505-1350

Ashley Hart - Early Learning Communities Specialist

Southeastern Early Childhood Support Network Training and Technical Assistance

Ashley.Hart@UnitedWaySEM.org 

313-226-9316

Melanie Gill - Compliance and Communications Coordinator

Southeastern Early Childhood Support Network

Melanie.Gill@UnitedWaySEM.org

734-637-3307