Thursday, April 22 to Monday, May 31

Child Care Providers-You have been hit hard during this pandemic and we hear you!  Rating extensions and supports are now available.  Learn more!

Southwest Resource Center

There are many community resources that can be useful for parents and child care providers.

For more in-depth information on early childhood resources in your community, contact your local Great Start Collaborative:

For information on Great Start Readiness Programs in your area, contact:

For Head Start enrollment Information in your area, contact:

For questions about becoming a licensed child care provider and other licensing questions, contact:

  • The State of Michigan Licensing and Regulatiory Affairs at 517-373-1820

For questions about how to apply for child care subsidies for your child, contact your local Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Agency:

  • Allegan County DHHS at 269-673-7700
  • Barry County DHHS at 269-948-3200
  • Berrien County DHHS at 269-934-2000
  • Branch County DHHS at 517-279-4200
  • Calhoun County DHHS at 269-966-1284
  • Cass County DHHS at 269-445-0200
  • Kalamazoo County DHHS at 269-337-4900
  • St. Joseph County DHHS at 269-467-1200
  • Van Buren County DHHS at 269-621-2800

For child care providers with questions about subsidy payments, your ID or other issues with billing, contact:

  • The Central Reconciliation Unit at the Office of Great Start, Michigan Department of Education at 1-866-990-3227