Early Childhood Services

Early Childhood Services supports Ingham ISD’s Mission, Vision and Purpose by working collaboratively with key stakeholders to provide and coordinate quality services and supports to children prenatal through age eight and their families. These stakeholders are part of the Great Start Collaborative, which includes local service agencies, faith-based organizations, child care providers, school districts, families, businesses and others.

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 support Michigan's Early Childhood Outcomes. Children are 1) Born healthy; 2)Healthy, thriving, and developmentally on track from birth to grade 3; 3) Developmentally ready to succeed in school at the time of school entry; and 3) Prepared to succeed in grade 4 and beyond by reading proficiently by the end of grade three.

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January 18, 2022
Governor Whitmer Urges Michiganders to Claim Free COVID-19 Tests

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Whitmer today urged Michiganders to take advantage of the federal government’s free COVID-19 testing program. At-home, rapid COVID-19 tests are available for free at COVIDTests.gov, with every household eligible for four free tests that will be shipped directly to Michiganders’ homes.  

October 1, 2021
Ingham County Health Department Statement on Local Health Orders in Educational Settings

LANSING, MI – In regards to current local health orders in educational settings, please see the following statement from Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail and the Ingham County Health Department:

October 1, 2021
October is Every Day Art. Create, Explore, Imagine in our Early Learning Literacy Calendar.

Making art builds fine motor skills, boosts self-confidence and allows children to share their feelings in age-appropriate ways. Art improves children’s higher thinking skills and encourages them to use their imagination. Create a space where it is okay to make a mess.

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Danielle Redman
GSRP Technician & Admin Asst, Early Childhood
Stephanie Thelen
Administrative Assistant, Early Childhood Ed