Online Resources

211 houses information on more than 600 agencies in Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Genesee, Hillsdale, Lenawee, Livingston, Jackson, and Shiawassee Counties.  

Committee for Economic Development is a national campaign to build the momentum surrounding investment in early education. The report calls for free, high-quality preschool education for all children ages 3 and over who have not yet entered kindergarten.

Every Child Matters Education Fund provides opportunities to focus public attention on issues such as preventing child abuse and neglect; improving the health of low-income children; finding solutions in childcare, early childhood education, after-school programs; and advocating for decisions on federal budget and tax issues.

Michigan's Children is a statewide, independent voice for children and families. This organization works with law makers, business leaders, and communities to make Michigan a place where all children have the opportunity to thrive.

Michigan Office of Great Start offers information on Michigan's Great Start System and the Michigan Early Childhood Investment Corporation (ECIC).

National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) works to eradicate poverty through education solutions for families by partnering with educators, literacy advocates, and policymakers. The NCFL provides programming, professional development, and resources to empower families to reach their potential. 

Parent Institute encourages parent involvement in their children's education and publishes a variety of materials including newsletters, booklets, brochures, and videos.

Parenting Now provides parenting education and support to families with young children to: share parenting experiences; increase knowledge of development; learn about community resources; and create support networks.

Parents as Teachers (PAT) is designed to enhance child development and school achievement through parent education. This program serves families throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten.  

Ready4K has developed policy proposals that integrate the early childhood system, enhance parent education, and improve professional early care and education.

Safe Sleep for Infants provides information regarding crib standards, safe sleep checklists, product recalls, and other important safety information.

Terrific Transitions is a collaboration of the SERVE Regional Educational Laboratory and the National Head Start Association to provide a wide variety of transition information and resources for families, professionals, and community partnerships to use as they address children’s transitions into kindergarten.