Early Childhood Services
Early childhood education provides programs and services within Ingham County, through inter-agency collaboration, to promote school readiness of children birth through age eight.

Programs and services provided support Michigan's Early Childhood Outcomes: 

Children are...

  • Born healthy;
  • Healthy, thriving, and developmentally on track from birth to third grade;
  • Developmentally ready to succeed in school at the time of school entry;
  • Prepared to succeed in 4th grade and beyond by reading proficiently by the end of 3rd grade.

This is accomplished through:

  • Home-education-community partnerships
  • Parent/Caregiver involvement with the child’s development
  • School readiness for the child
  • Family support and resources
  • Connections to community resources
  • High-quality early education and care
  • Parent/Caregiver education
  • Professional development of early childhood provider

Contact Us

Wendy Boyce
Great Start Collaborative Co-Coord and Specialist
517.244.1246
Michelle Nicholson
Executive Director, Early Childhood Services
517.244.1384