Parent Resource Guide     Ingham GSC, Birth to Five Mission:    Every family has access to a universal,  comprehensive, an...
ContentsIntroduction                                                                    3Prenatal Education               ...
Ingham Birth to Five, Great Start CollaborativeParent Resource Guide (6/26/2011)This Parent Resource Guide is the result o...
PRENATAL EDUCATION                                                                 Child birth preparation & prenatal info...
Pregnancy Services of LansingServices: Offers free of charge: pregnancy testing,counseling, limited ultrasounds, referrals...
PARENTING CLASSES                                                 Parenting classes for parents of young children         ...
PARENT SUPPORT GROUPS                                                    Support groups for parents of young children.    ...
272-3853; Meets on 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 9:15 -11:30 a.m.St. David’s Episcopal Church: 1519 Elmwood Rd.Lansing, MI 48...
PARENTING RESOURCES                                      Local resources to help children and families.                   ...
Description: Great Start CONNECT helps link parents and           Lansing Moms Like Methose caring for young children with...
HOME VISITATION                                       Home visits provide parents with additional support and             ...
Eligibility: Families referred by Ingham County Child               the parent cope effectively with stress, increasing th...
PARENT-CHILD ACTIVITIESOngoing activities parent & child (0-5) attend together.                                           ...
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Ingham GSC, Birth to Five Mission:                                       Every family has access to a universal,          ...
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  1. 1. Parent Resource Guide Ingham GSC, Birth to Five Mission: Every family has access to a universal, comprehensive, and collaborative system of community-based early childhood programs, services, & supports. Ingham Great Start Collaborative www.inghamgreatstart.org 517-244-1267 For updates or corrections, please contact:Ingham Great Start inghamgsc@gmail.com Collaborative 517-244-1267 www.inghamgreatstart.org For updates or corrections, please contact: inghamgsc@gmail.com
  2. 2. ContentsIntroduction 3Prenatal Education 4Parenting Classes 6Parenting Support Groups 7Parenting Resources 9Home Visitation 11Parent-Child Activities 13 Ingham Great Start Collaborative 517-244-1267 www.inghamgreatstart.org For updates or corrections, please contact: inghamgsc@gmail.com
  3. 3. Ingham Birth to Five, Great Start CollaborativeParent Resource Guide (6/26/2011)This Parent Resource Guide is the result of ongoing interagency efforts among theIngham Great Start Collaborative (GSC) partners. Through the Ingham GSC StrategicPlanning Process, one of the five goals in the Children’s Action Agenda was identifiedas Family Support and Parent Education (To develop a variety of education, supportsand services that help strengthen the vital roles that families play in their children’sdevelopment). The idea for the Parent Resource Guide and initial information wasdeveloped through the Ingham GSC Parent Education Workgroup, and then with supportfrom an ECIC Implementation Grant, we were able to dedicate additional resources tothe completion of the project.The Parent Resource Guide is a work in progress. Community resources and programsare always changing. Please let us know about any additions or corrections by emailingInghamGSC@gmail.com. We use the term parent to generically refer to any significantadult caregiver in a young child’s life including grandparents, foster parents andsignificant others.The information in this Parent Resource Guide will be shared with the community thru avariety of media. You can view it on-line at the Ingham GSC website(www.CACVoices.org/birthtofive) or thru the MI Great Parents website(www.MIGreatParents.org). The information in this directory is also being included inthe Central Michigan 2-1-1 community agency database which can be accessed bydialing in the mid-Michigan area 211, or it may be browsed on-line at their website(www.centralmichigan211.org). If you wish to print sections of the Parent ResourceGuide or the entire document, the PDF files are available at the Ingham GSC website(www.CACVoices.org/birthtofive).The Parent Resource Guide is divided into six sections: Prenatal Education; ParentEducation Classes; Parent Support Groups; Parenting Resources; Home Visitation andParent-Child Activities. Although the categories are arbitrary, we tried to put it in a logicalorder from the perspective of parents looking for resources. In order to efficiently use thepublication space we only listed each agency once based on its primary or basicservices. All the programs listed have services that are focused on families with childrenbirth to five.The Ingham GSC, Birth to Five Mission is: Every family has access to a universal,comprehensive, and collaborative system of community-based early childhoodprograms, services, and supports. It is our intent that this Parent Resource Guide willhelp move us another step ahead towards that goal. Ingham Great Start Collaborative 517-244-1267 www.inghamgreatstart.org For updates or corrections, please contact: inghamgsc@gmail.com
  4. 4. PRENATAL EDUCATION Child birth preparation & prenatal info * Birthing Center at Ingham Regional Medical Center * Capital Area Birth Network * Doulas Care * Expectant Parents Organization (EPO) * Greenhouse Birth Center * Pregnancy Services of Lansing * Prenatal Classes - ICHD * Shared PregnancyThe Birthing Center at Ingham Regional and Monroe county. Also offers affordable birth services for $350 and postpartum services on a sliding scale forMedical Center families outside the range of free services.401 West Greenlawn, Lansing, MI 48910 Website: www.doulascare.org(517) 975-7329 Contact: Marylee Scherdt - info@doulascare.orgExpectant/New Parent Assistance: Provides classes forexpectant parents on Lamaze, labor, delivery andrecovery, parenting, bonding, vaginal and caesarean birth. Expectant Parents Organization (EPO)Eligibility: Open to all expectant parents. 271 Woodland Pass, Suite 214, East Lansing, MI 48823Main Website: www.irmc.org/body.cfm?id=296 (517) 337-7365Birth Center Website: www.irmc.org/body.cfm?id=547 Programs offered: Classes providing information about pregnancy, childbirth and parenting the newborn. Ongoing classes include: Prenatal Combo (Labor &Capital Area Birth Network Delivery, Newborn Care & Feeding - Can be taken in 4-P.O. Box 575 Haslett, MI 48840 week, 3-week, 1 day or online format), BreastfeedingDescription: The Network is an organization of Class, Multiples Class, Teen Prenatal Series, Siblingindividuals and professionals committed to helping Class, Private Class, The Best Newborn Care Classwomen and families have safe and fulfilling pregnancy Ever,Tours of Sparrow Hospital’s Mother Baby and Laborand birth experiences. They promote mother-friendly care Delivery Unitsthrough advocacy, information and support. Eligibility: Open to all expectant parents. FinancialEligibility: Open to all expectant parents. assistance is available.Meetings: The network holds free and public monthly Website: www.epobaby.orginformational meetings on the 4th Wednesday of the Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/EPObabymonth at 7 p.m. at First Christian Church in Lansing. Contact: Carol Buzzitta - cbuzzitta@epobaby.orgWebsite: http://www.capitalareabirthnetwork.orgContact: Lucinda Molzan - (517) 402-5694 /capitalareabirthnetwork@gmail.com Greenhouse Birth Center 1831 Newman Rd., Okemos, MI 48840 (517) 349-2620Doulas Care Programs offered: Prenatal, labor, delivery, postpartum2500 Packard St. Suite 101, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 care and childbirth class for birth center clients. Ongoing(866) 845-0003 (toll-free) support includes groups for postpartum moms and babiesDescription: An organization working to improve Ongoing classes include: Active Birth Class,maternal and infant health outcomes and reduce health Empowered Childbirth Class, Peaceful Beginningsdisparities by matching qualified volunteer doulas with Hypnobirthing Class, Private classes, Weekly Openpregnant women and adolescents who have limited House including a tour of the birth center.resources. Eligibility: Open to all expectant parents.Services: During your pregnancy, birth doulas help you Website: www.greenhousebirthcenter.comprepare for your birth and create a birth plan. During Greenhouse Birth Center Village Ning Page:labor, birth doulas stay with you and provide reassurance, http://gbcvillage.ning.comencouragement and physical support. Facebook Page:Eligibility: Free services for qualifying low-income www.facebook.com/greenhousebirthcenterwomen in Washtenaw, Ingham, Wayne, Livingston, Contact: info@greenhousebirthcenter.comOakland, Macomb, Lapeer, Genesee, Lenawee, Jackson Ingham Great Start Collaborative 517-244-1267 www.inghamgreatstart.org For updates or corrections, please contact: inghamgsc@gmail.com
  5. 5. Pregnancy Services of LansingServices: Offers free of charge: pregnancy testing,counseling, limited ultrasounds, referrals for insurance,pregnancy information, support services and babysupplies. See website for entire range of services offered.West side location only offers referrals, free pregnancytesting, limited ultrasounds, pregnancy information andcounseling. Learn and Earn clients are referred to theEast Lansing location.Eligibility: Open to all.Website: www.pregnancylansing.comLansing location: 420 Elmwood (One block south of Ingham GSC, Birth to Five Mission:Saginaw, across from Meijer); (517) 580-8185; Hours: Every family has access to a universal,10:30 - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday; Contact:psglwest@gmail.com comprehensive, and collaborative systemEast Lansing location: 1045 E. Grand River (Next to of community-based early childhoodMSU Campus, across from the 2 story McDonalds); (517) programs, services, & supports.332-0633; Hours: 10:00 - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday;Contact: pregnancychoices@gmail.comPrenatal ClassesIngham County Health Department5303 South Cedar Lansing, MI 48911(517) 272-4129Description: A six-week prenatal class offered at theICHD. Class topics will focus on: newborn care andfeeding, postpartum care, family planning, healthybehaviors, exercise/relaxation and nutrition.Eligibility: African American women with their firstpregnancy who are entering their third trimester of care.Contact: Sarah Rowe - srowe@ingham.orgShared Pregnancy503 North Walnut, Lansing, MI 48933(517) 484-0365Services: Free pregnancy tests, non-diagnosticultrasound, confidential counseling, maternity clothes,referrals for medical care, housing, adoption and post-adoption counseling. Open Monday through Thursdayfrom 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.Learn and Earn Program: A series of parenting and lifeskill classes and videos in which parents can earn pointsby attending classes and watching videos. Points are thentraded in for items for their baby.Eligibility: Open to expectant parents.Website: www.sharedpregnancy.orgContact: Saralee Howard, Exec. Director -sharedpregnancy@msn.com Ingham Great Start Collaborative 517-244-1267 www.inghamgreatstart.org For updates or corrections, please contact: inghamgsc@gmail.com
  6. 6. PARENTING CLASSES Parenting classes for parents of young children * CACS Head Start * Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) * Cristo Rey Community Center * Eaton Intermediate School District * Lansing School DistrictCACS Head Start Website: http://eaton.k12.mi.us/downloads/prevention/Capital Area Community Services parent_education_schedule.pdf1107 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing, MI 48906 Contact: Jodi Anthony, Program Assistant -(517) 482-1504 janthony@eaton.k12.mi.us / (517) 541-8765Proud Fathers Program: A 10-week parenting course forfathers. Includes free meals, transportation assistance, childcare & a gift for course completion. Lansing School DistrictReflections: A parenting course for mothers. Hill Center on 5815 Wise Rd. Lansing, MI 48911Eligibility: Be a parent/caregiver of a child enrolled in the (517) 755-4081Head Start program. Programs offered: Offers various parenting classes andWebsite: http://cacsheadstart.org workshops at no charge (small charge for materials), often withContact:Sharon Rogers - sharon.rogers@cacheadstart.org free child care and food. Classes are from 6 to 8 p.m. Love & Logic for Early Childhood: 5 week class for parents of children birth to 5.Child Abuse Prevention Services(CAPS) Nurturing Parent Program: 15 week class for parents of4287 Five Oaks Drive Lansing, MI 48911 prenatal and children birth to 5.(517) 484-8444 ABC’s of Parenting: 7 week class for parents of childrenEarly Childhood Parenting Made Fun: A class for parents of entering kindergarten.0 to 5 year olds. Eligibility: Open to all parents.Parents Raising Safe Kids: An evidence-based parenting Contact:Carolyn Stone - carolyn.stone@lansingschools.netprogram for parents of 0 to 5 year olds with 2 hour sessionsfor 8 consecutive weeks.Eligibility: No eligibility requirements for classes.Contact: Rachel Prosen - rachprose@yahoo.comCristo Rey Community Center1717 N. High St. Lansing, MI 48906(517)372-4700Family Nurturing Program: A 10-week parenting programfor parents of infants, toddlers and young children. Classesare ongoing throughout the year and participants may beginat any time. Cost is $10/session or is free with a DHS workerreferral. A CATA bus stops right outside the center.Eligibility: Open to all parents of infants, toddlers and youngchildren. Ingham GSC, Birth to Five Mission:Website: www.cristo-rey.org/Site/Family%20Nuturing.html Every family has access to a universal,Contact: Sara Mitchell (517) 372-4700 Ext.140 or comprehensive, and collaborative systemsmitchell@cristoreycounseling.org of community-based early childhood programs, services, & supports.Eaton Intermediate School District1790 East Packard Highway, Charlotte, MI 48813(517) 541-8711 or (517) 541-8760Parenting Classes: Becoming a Love & Logic Parent, FamilyNurturing (for parents of infants, toddlers andyoung children), Proud Fathers.Eligibility: Open to all parents and caregivers in Clinton,Eaton and Ingham Counties. Ingham Great Start Collaborative 517-244-1267 www.inghamgreatstart.org For updates or corrections, please contact: inghamgsc@gmail.com
  7. 7. PARENT SUPPORT GROUPS Support groups for parents of young children. * Capital Mothers of Multiples Club * Circle of Parents * Kinship Care Support Group * La Leche League of Delta-Waverly * La Leche League of East Lansing * Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) * Mother to Mother Program * Teen Parent Network * Teen ParentsCapital Mothers of Multiples Club (3rd Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.), Question andWebsite: www.camomc.org Answer meeting (4th Wednesday, except inDescription: A non-profit support and social group for December, at 10 a.m.). Contact a leader for info onmothers of multiples (twins, triplets, or more). Our monthly meeting locations.meetings always include "Multiple Mania," a lively Eligibility: All breastfeeding mothers and mothers- to-bediscussion of the challenges of raising multiples. Yearly interested in breastfeeding are welcome to come to aactivities include: family parties four times a year, a meeting or call one of the leaders for breastfeeding helpgarage sale, a Mom’s Night Out and a Parent’s Night Out. or information. Babies are welcome and meetings are freeEligibility: To join, all you need to do is come to a and open to all.meeting. Website: www.lllusa.org/web/DeltaWaverlyMI.htmlContact: Please contact us at info@camomc.org. E-mail: rt_marti@sprynet.com Leader contacts: Mary Ann (517-321-1818), Jaime (517-853-0728), Keisha (517-272-0112)Circle of ParentsFamily Growth Center - Bethlehem Lutheran Church549 E. Mt. Hope Ave., Lansing, MI 48910 La Leche League of East Lansing(517) 371-1347 Hotline: (517) 484-5005Circle of Parents: An ongoing support group for all Meeting info: Series meetings are on the first Wednesdayparents. Currently every Wednesday at Mt. Hope FGC of the month at 7 p.m. Meetings take place at Firstonly from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Christian Church on 1001 Chester Road in Lansing.Eligibility: Open to all. Eligibility: All breastfeeding mothers and mothers- to-beContact: Kathy Kelly - kathykelly217@aol.com interested in breastfeeding are welcome to come to a meeting or call one of the leaders for breastfeeding help or information. Babies are welcome and meetings are freeKinship Care Support Group and open to all.Allen Neighborhood Center Website: www.llleastlansing.com1619 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing, MI 48912 Leader contacts: LLL leaders are available by phone(517)999-3912 whenever you have breastfeeding questions or concerns.Description: A support group offering caregivers a place Please call either Laura at (517) 543-6177 or Sara atto share concerns and make connections with with other (517) 372-8780.kinship families. Meets on the second Saturday of eachmonth, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Snacks and childcare areprovided. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)Website: www.allenneighborhoodcenter.org/health- Description: Meet on a regular basis to celebrate the joysfamily/ of motherhood and to encourage each other through theContact: Joan Nelson - challenges of parenting. MOPS groups are charteredjoann@allenneighborhoodcenter.org through local faith-based organizations and church ministries.La Leche League of Delta-Waverly Eligibility: Mothers with preschool age children.Hotline: (517) 321-1818 The groups meet at the following locations:Meeting info: Series meeting in the morning (2nd Trinity Church - East Lansing (www.orgsites.com/mi/Wednesday at 10 a.m.), Series meeting in the evening trinitymops/): 3355 Dunckel Rd. Lansing, MI 48911; Ingham Great Start Collaborative 517-244-1267 www.inghamgreatstart.org For updates or corrections, please contact: inghamgsc@gmail.com
  8. 8. 272-3853; Meets on 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 9:15 -11:30 a.m.St. David’s Episcopal Church: 1519 Elmwood Rd.Lansing, MI 48917; (517) 323-2272; Meets on 1st and 3rdThursday from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.Riverview Church: 3585 Willoughby Rd. Holt, MI 48842;(517) 694-3400; Meets every other Thursday from 9:15 -11:30 a.m.Presbyterian Church of Okemos: 2258 Bennett Rd.,Okemos, MI 48864; (517) 349-9536; Meets every otherWednesday from 9:15 - 11:15 a.m.All Saints Episcopal Church: 800 Abbot Rd., East Ingham GSC, Birth to Five Mission:Lansing, MI 48823; (517) 351-7160; www.allsaints- Every family has access to a universal,el.org ; Meets on 2nd Friday from 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. comprehensive, and collaborative system of community-based early childhoodMother to Mother Program programs, services, & supports.Ingham County MSU Extension5303 South Cedar St., Lansing, MI 48911(517) 887-4588Program Description: Mother-to-Mother Peers aretrained to provide women with breastfeeding information,encouragement and support. They are available to seemothers in person or by telephone, in the home, thehospital or the WIC clinic.Eligibility: All WIC and Food Stamp eligible women.Website: http://bfi.fcs.msue.msu.edu/MTMProgram/tabid/54/Default.aspxContact: Joyce McGarry - mcgarryj@msu.eduTeen Parent NetworkIngham County Health Department306 West Willow, Lansing, MI 48906(517) 702-3515Description: Provides intensive case management andsupport services for pregnant and parenting adolescentsincluding parenting classes, support groups for teenparents in school and play and learn groups for teens andtheir babies.Eligibility: Any Ingham County adolescent and teenbetween the ages of 11 and 21 years old.Website: http://hd.ingham.org/community-health-centers/willow-teen-health-services.aspxContact: Jan Kimble - jkimble@ingham.orgTeen ParentsYouth for Christ5222 Dumond Ct., Lansing, MI 48917(517) 322-2091Description: Group provides support and guidance topregnant and parenting youths (ages 13-21). Meetings areweekly on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at TrinityChurch on Dunckel and Jolly Rd. in Lansing.Website: http://lansingyfc.netContact: Mary Kay Sauer -teenparentslan@comcast.net Ingham Great Start Collaborative 517-244-1267 www.inghamgreatstart.org For updates or corrections, please contact: inghamgsc@gmail.com
  9. 9. PARENTING RESOURCES Local resources to help children and families. * Adoption Connections * Expanded Food & Nutrition Program * Family Resource Center at MSU * Find a Meetup Group Near You * Great Start Connect * Ingham Birth to 5 Great Start Collaborative * Ingham Great Start Parent Coalition * Kinship Care Resource Center * Lansing Moms Like Me * March of Dimes * WKAR/Ready To Learn/Parenting CountsAdoption Connections 1407 S. Harrison, Suite 225, East Lansing, MI 48823Clinton Eaton Ingham Community Mental Health (517) 432-3745Children’s Services Programs offered: Classes and workshops for parents838 Louisa St. Suite D, Lansing, MI 48911 on a variety of topics. The Center also publishes a(517) 887-5251 “Community Resource Directory” for families who areDescription: A group made up of representatives from the struggling (http://www.frc.msu.edu/court, social services, mental health, adoption agencies, resourcedirectory.pdf) and “Things to Do at MSU: Anschool personnel, private practice clinicians, as well as Activity Guide for Families” (http://www.frc.msu.edu/adoptive parents, adult adoptees, birth parents and other 2010%20TTD%20Booklet.pdf)people concerned about adoption. Activities include: Healthy Parenting Class: Sponsored by MSU Health4U,monthly networking meetings, presentations on adoption this 6 week class teaches parents how to minimize powerand school issues, development of support groups and struggles with your child through positive interventionresources directory, resource sharing and linkage with strategies with children (ages 1-12)state programs. The full consortium meets on the first Eligibility: Open to all MSU faculty/staff/student who areFriday of the month at 8:30 a.m. at Children’s Services at parents with children (ages 1-12).5303 S. Cedar in Lansing. Website: www.frc.msu.eduWebsite: www.ceicmh.org Contact: Lori Strom, FRC Coordinator -Contact: Barry Kaufman - kaufman@ceicmh.org strom@hr.msu.eduExpanded Food & Nutrition Program Find a Meetup Group Near YouIngham County MSU Extension Website: www.meetup.com/find/5303 South Cedar St., Lansing, MI 48911 Description: Meetup is the worlds largest online network(517) 887-4588 of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone toDescription: Program offers training in basic nutrition, organize a local group or find one of the thousandsmeal planning and preparation, stretching dollars, food already meeting up face-to-face.safety, healthy eating and feeding infants and children. How to use: Click the link above. Type in Lansing or yourEligibility: Low income residents of Ingham County with zip code into the search bar. You can also type inchildren 0-19 years of age. keywords such as “parenting,” “playgroup,” “moms,” orWebsite: http://www.ingham.org/CE/NutritionEd/ “dads.” There are already groups set up in the Lansingefnep&snaped.htm area, but you can also start your own group.Contact: Joyce McGarry - mcgarryj@msu.edu Great Start ConnectFamily Resource Center Early Childhood Investment Corporation (ECIC)Michigan State University 221 N. Pine St., Lansing, MI 48933 Ingham Great Start Collaborative 517-244-1267 www.inghamgreatstart.org For updates or corrections, please contact: inghamgsc@gmail.com
  10. 10. Description: Great Start CONNECT helps link parents and Lansing Moms Like Methose caring for young children with the resources, An online community where more than 2,000 area parentssupports and services needed to give Michigan children aGreat Start. connect and share experiences about all things related toServices: Includes a new online statewide database of raising kids in and around greater Lansing.licensed, registered child care and early education Contact: Stephanie Murray-Killipsprograms in Michigan. Families can access this database Lansing@momslikeme.com24 hours a day, seven days a week to quickly and Website: http://LansingMomsLikeMe.comconveniently search for and contact child care providers Facebook: www.facebook.com/momslikeme.Lansingwho match their needs. In addition to this database, the Twitter: www.twitter.com/LansMomsLikeMewebsite also includes links to other Resources, Training andInformation about quality child care and early learningenvironments. March of DimesWebsite: www.greatstartforkids.org/content/great-start- Lansing Divisionconnect 2450 Delhi Commerce Dr. Suite 11, Holt, MI 48842 (517) 699-4863Ingham Birth to Five, Great Start Description: March of Dimes mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, prematureCollaborative (GSC) birth and infant mortality.Description: A coalition of human service agencies, Local services: Offers educational materials (English andcoalition of parents, and other partners working together Spanish) for expectant parents. Holds the March forto develop a network of early education and care to support Babies Walk every April. For specific information, visitchildren and families in Ingham County. www.marchforbabies.orgVision: Every child ready to succeed in school and life; and Website: www.marchofdimes.com/home.asptheir Mission is develop a system where: Every family has Contact: Sheri Eldredaccess to a universal, comprehensive, and collaborativespectrum of community-based early childhood programs,services, supports, and strategies. WKAR/Ready To Learn/Parenting CountsMeetings: Ingham Birth to Five, GSC usually meets the Michigan State Universitysecond Wednesday of each month at the Bethlehem 283 Communication Arts Bldg. East Lansing, MI 48824Lutheran Church from 1:30-3:30 pm. Description: Parenting Materials and Workshop TrainingWork Groups: Early Childhood Literacy Coalition, Public for early childhood educators, teachers and childcareAwareness, Operations Committee, Safe Sleep, Infant providers on topics such as smart media viewing; usingMortality, Quality Initiatives, Kindergarten Transition, and media and the web to build social/emotional, physical andthe Parent Coalition. There is also time set aside for cognitive development; and emergent literacy skills forupdates from all participants and discussion of other issues children 1-8. Training for staff scheduled on requestof interest. throughout the year. Materials on topics available forWebsite: www.inghamgreatstart.org parents on request by email or phone. Eligibility: Open to all. Website: www.wkar.org/educationservices/Ingham Great Start Parent Coalition readytolearn.phpDescription: A network of parent groups, parent Contact: Beany Tomber - beany@wkar.org - (517)organizations and parent members that are willing to help 432-3120 ext 406plan and support the Ingham Great Start Collaborative(GSC) efforts. The members of the Parent Coalition willserve as key contacts to a broad range of parent groups tofacilitate the exchange of information between the parents,parent groups and the Ingham GSC.Website: http://inghamgreatstart.powerofwe.org/parent-coalition/Contact: MC Rothhorn inghamGSCparents@yahoo.comKinship Care Resource CenterMSU School of Social Work254 Baker Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824(517) 355-9600 or (800)535-1218Resources for families: The mission of the center is to Ingham GSC, Birth to Five Mission:provide support for the physical, emotional, cultural andsocial well-being of kinship families in the state of Michigan. Every family has access to a universal,Services include: linking families to community resources, comprehensive, and collaborative system ofproviding kinship care related technical support and community-based early childhood programs,consultation to agencies. services, & supports.Website: http://kinship.msu.eduContact: kinship@msu.edu Ingham Great Start Collaborative 517-244-1267 www.inghamgreatstart.org For updates or corrections, please contact: inghamgsc@gmail.com
  11. 11. HOME VISITATION Home visits provide parents with additional support and assistance in order to enhance healthy childhood growth and positive parent-child relationships. * Child Care Enhancement Program * Early On * Family Outreach Services * Family Preservation Services * Great Parents, Great Start * Parent-Infant Program * Parent-Young Child Program * Public Health Nursing * Therapeutic Home VisitationChild Care Enhancement Program (CCEP) developing delays due to medical or mental healthClinton Eaton Ingham Community Mental Health conditions or disability. Staff work as partners with families812 E. Jolly Rd. Lansing, MI to help them find the support they need for their child.(517) 887-5259 Services are provided within a family’s daily routines soDescription: A free confidential consultation service that families might be seen at home, at daycare or at ahelps families and child care providers to promote infant- community playgroup.toddler social, emotional and behavioral health and turn Eligibility: Determined through assessment andchallenging behavior around. Services include: free phone/ developmental evaluation. If eligible and parents desiree-mail consultation and free on-site consultation. services, an Individualized Family Service Plan isEligibility: Childcare providers licensed, registered or developed. Services are free for eligible children and theirenrolled with DHS and caregivers for children birth up to 36 families. There are no income requirements.months who are receiving/eligible to receive the DHS Website: http://inghamisd.org/schools/earlyon/childcare subsidy. Contact: Stephanie Peters - speters@inghamisd.orgWebsite: www.ceicmh.orgContact: Barry Kaufman - kaufman@ceicmh.org Family Outreach Services Ingham County Health DepartmentEarly Head Start 5303 South Cedar St. Lansing, MI 48911Capital Area Community Services - Head Start (517) 272-4122727 North Jenison, Lansing, MI 48915 Description: Provides home-based services which focus on(517) 372-9411 ext. 201 enhancing family functioning, providing prenatal educationDescription: Weekly home visits are provided to program and strategies to promote a healthy pregnancy, promotefamilies, prenatal to age 3. Visits focus on positive parent- positive parent-child interactions and support healthychild interactions and healthy child growth & development. childhood growth and development.Parents & children are invited to two monthly socializations. Eligibility: Must be an Ingham County resident andEligibility: Pregnant women or parents of an infant/toddler Medicaid eligible, who is pregnant or a parent with infants/must meet 100% of Federal Poverty guidelines or be children up to age three.homeless, TNAF eligible or in foster care. Website: http://hd.ingham.org/public-health-Website: www.cacsheadstart.org services.aspxContact: Wendy McBride - Contact: Lisa Chambers - lchambers@ingham.orgwendy.mcbride@cacsheadstart.org Family Preservation Services St. Vincent’s Catholic CharitiesEarly On 2800 West Willow St. Lansing, MI 48917Ingham Intermediate School District (517) 323-4734 ext. 16102630 W. Howell Rd., Mason, MI 48854 Description: Helps at-risk families to improve basic(517) 244-4514 parenting skills. Services included: parenting education,Program Description: Provides services for children ages household management, health and nutrition, hygiene,birth to three with developmental delays or are at risk of budgeting, locating permanent housing and referrals to community resources. Ingham Great Start Collaborative 517-244-1267 www.inghamgreatstart.org For updates or corrections, please contact: inghamgsc@gmail.com
  12. 12. Eligibility: Families referred by Ingham County Child the parent cope effectively with stress, increasing theProtective Services child’s ability to behave age-appropriately, to manageWebsite: www.stvcc.org emotional distress and to function in daycare/preschool.Contact: Heather Akers Eligibility: Families with a child between the ages of 3 to 5 years. At least one of the following must apply: preschooler is displaying significant social, emotionalGreat Parents, Great Start county families, the child must have Medicaid, MI Child orIngham Intermediate School District be low income with no insurance. There are no insurance2630 W. Howell Rd., Mason, MI 48854 requirements for children residing in Eaton county.(517) 244-1384 Website: www.ceicmh.orgDescription: Offers parent and child activities, parent Contact: Fran Jozefowicz - jozefowi@ceicmh.org - (517)education and developmental screenings for children birth 887-5250through age five, as well as connecting familiesto community resources, promoting school readiness, andsupporting high quality early education and care. Public Health NursingHome visits done at least twice a month and provide Ingham County Health Departmentparents information on child development, age- 5303 South Cedar St. Lansing, MI 48911appropriate activities for their children and developmental (517) 887-4322screenings. Description: Public health nurses can visit you in yourEligibility: Parents with children ages birth to 5. home, talk to you by phone or see you at a clinic orWebsite: http://inghamids.org/schools/gpgs school. Services include: pregnancy care, family planningContact: Michelle Nicholson - and parenting support.mnichols@inghamisd.org Eligibility: Ingham County resident referred by your doctor, hospital or self-referral. Website: http://hd.ingham.org/public-health-Parent-Infant Program services.aspxCommunity Mental Health Authority of Clinton Eaton Contact: Julie DingersonIngham Counties838 Louisa St., Suite D Lansing, MITo request services: (517)346-8318 or 1(888)800-1559 Therapeutic Home VisitationDescription: Home-based assessment and interventions Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS)to help families meet their infant’s emotional and 4287 Five Oaks Drive Lansing, MI 48911developmental needs. A therapist works with the family to (517) 484-8444identify strengths and remove obstacles in order to Description: Visits of up to 3 hours are made weekly.achieve goals such as strengthening parent-child Interventions include modeling appropriate parenting skillsrelationship, assuring child’s safety, building parents’ daily and language to use in the home, bringing games to seeliving skills and helping the parent cope effectively with how family systems work and field trips outside the home.stress. Families receive services at least weekly. There is no cost to clients for this program. The goal isEligibility: Families in the tri-county (Clinton, Eaton or reunification.Ingham) area who have a child under the age of four or Eligibility: Referrals from CPS and Ingham County fosterare expecting a baby. Primary referral must concern the care (Child & Family Services). All ages of children areparent-child attachment/relationship and one of the eligible.following: parent or child is experiencing emotional Contact: Rachel Prosen - rachprose@yahoo.comdistress, family has difficulty with daily living skills, risk ofabuse or neglect of the child and the presence of medicalproblems, disabilities or developmental delays in the childcausing distress in the family. The recipient of servicesmust have Medicaid, MI Child or be low income with noinsurance.Website: www.ceicmh.orgContact: Fran Jozefowicz - jozefowi@ceicmh.org -(517) 887-5250Parent-Young Child ProgramCommunity Mental Health Authority of Clinton EatonIngham Counties838 Louisa St., Suite D Lansing, MITo request services: (517)346-8318 or 1(888)800-1559 Ingham GSC, Birth to Five Mission:Description: Home-based assessment and interventions Every family has access to a universal,to help families meet their preschooler’s emotional and comprehensive, and collaborative systemdevelopmental needs. A therapist works with the family to of community-based early childhoodidentify strengths and remove obstacles to achieve goals programs, services, & supports.such as strengthening parent-child relationship, assuringchild’s safety, building parents’ daily living skills, helping Ingham Great Start Collaborative 517-244-1267 www.inghamgreatstart.org For updates or corrections, please contact: inghamgsc@gmail.com
  13. 13. PARENT-CHILD ACTIVITIESOngoing activities parent & child (0-5) attend together. * Capital Area District Library * East Lansing Parks, Recreation & Arts * East Lansing Public Library * Haslett Community Education * Holt Community Education * Impression 5 Science Center * Ingham Play and Learn Groups * Lansing Parks & Recreation * Mason Community Education * MSU Community Music School * Okemos Community Education * YMCA of LansingCapital Area District Library East Lansing Public Library401 S. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48901 950 Abbot Rd. East Lansing, MI 48823(517) 367-6300 (517) 351-2420The library operates thirteen libraries in Ingham County. Parent-Child activities: Baby Storytime (up to 2 yrs.).Check http://cadl.org/news/locations for the closest Check www.elpl.org/events/kids for current events andbranch and to see what specific parent-child activities are activities.available. Main Website: www.elpl.orgDansville: Movers & Readers Storytime (1-3 years); Facebook: www.facebook.com/elpubliclibraryDowntown: Toddler Storytime (1-3 years); Foster: Babies Twitter: http://twitter.com/elplibraryand Books (6-18 months), Toddler Storytime (18-36months); Haslett: Toddler Storytime (2-3 1/2 years); Holt-Delhi: Movers & Readers (1-3 years); Mason: Movers & Haslett Community EducationReaders Storytime (6 months-2 1/2 years); Okemos: 1590 Franklin St. Haslett, MI 48840Baby Storytime (0-2 years), Toddler Storytime (2-3 years); (517) 339-2665South Lansing: Movers & Readers (1 1/2-3 years) Parent-Tot Water Exploration: For tots ages 6-36Main Website: www.cadl.org months and their parent.Facebook: www.facebook.com/cadlibrary Pint Size Picassos: For ages 2-5 (and a parent/Twitter: www.twitter.com/cadl guardian). Kids get to create with paints, playdough, homemade musical instruments and outdoor art. Website: www.haslett.k12.mi.us/education/dept/East Lansing Parks, Recreation & Arts dept.php?sectiondetailid=323&410 Abbot Rd. Room 211, East Lansing, MI 48823(517) 319-6809Eligibility: Classes are for both city residents and non- Holt Community Educationresidents (pay higher fee). 5885 West Holt Rd., Holt, MI 48842Tiny Tumblers for Terrific Twos: Students will move to (517) 694-3411improve motor skills and enhance social awareness. Parent/Tot Swim: For ages 6 months to 3 years.Parent and Child Aquatics (Ages 6 months +): An Gymnastics Preschool: A fun way to develop strength,introduction to the water for children. flexibility and coordination. Parents must participate inWebsite: www.cityofeastlansing.com/Home/ classes for ages 2 - 3 1/2.Departments/ParksRecreationArts/ Website: www.holtcommunityed.com Ingham Great Start Collaborative 517-244-1267 www.inghamgreatstart.org For updates or corrections, please contact: inghamgsc@gmail.com
  14. 14. Impression 5 Science Center not reached the 42” height requirement for level classes. Children not potty trained must wear a swim diaper.200 Museum Drive, Lansing, MI 48933 Parent must be in the water with their child.(517) 485-8116 Perfectly Petrified Tykes (3-5 years): Intended for theFirst Impressions Room: A room designed to offer safe, child or parent who is new and/or fearful of the water. Willinspirational space where infants, toddlers and their help prepare the child for a class without parents.parents can play and explore. Youth Art Class (2-5 years): A fun art class whereLittle Learners Parent-Child Lab: Designed especially children create art with their parents.for 1- to 4-year-olds, each series is five weeks long and Website: http://mason.k12.mi.us/pages/introduces learners to science topics through exploratory communityeducation.htmlplay, songs, books, and activities. Series is $35 formembers and $50 for non-members. Parents are free butrequired! MSU Community Music SchoolWebsite: www.impression5.com 841 Timberlane St., Suite B, East Lansing, MI 48823Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Lansing-MI/ (517) 355-7661Impression-5-Science-Center/20802245657 Early Childhood Music Classes: An infant/toddler classTwitter: www.twitter.com/impression5 is offered for children ages 3 and younger. Children attend music class with a parent or caregiver. Learn more at:Ingham Play and Learn Groups www.cms.msu.edu/el/children/early.php Website: www.cms.msu.eduIngham Intermediate School District Contact: Katie Pletka - commusic@msu.edu - (517)2630 W. Howell Rd., Mason, MI 48854 355-7661 ext. 13(517) 244-1384Playgroups: Provides activities for families to playalongside their children and explore many developmental Okemos Community Educationdomains including sensory experiences, motor skills, and 4000 Okemos Rd. Okemos, MI 48864language skills. Information on topics related to young (517) 706-5020children and parenting is shared, as well as connections to Parent/Tot Swim: Ages 3 months and up. Parent mustcommunity resources. Groups are offered in a variety of accompany child in pool. Children who are not toiletlocations across the Ingham service area. trained must wear waterproof diaper and plastic diaperEligibility: Parents with children ages birth to 5 cover.Website: http://inghamgreatstart.powerofwe.org/play- Website: www.okemosonline.comand-learn-groups/Contact: LaVera Fish at (517) 244-1267 orlfish@inghamisd.org YMCA of Lansing Eligibility: Activities are for members. Non-members pay higher fee.Lansing Parks and Recreation Parent-Child Activities: Activities vary by branch and124 W. Michigan Ave. Lansing, MI 48933 time of the year. Contact your nearest branch for specific(517) 483-4277 program details.Aquatics: Bobbin Babes (6 months - 2 years), Tiny Downtown YMCA Wellness CenterTots (2-5 years), Babes & Tots (1-5 years) - Classes 119 N. Washington Sq. Lansing, MI 48933; (517)geared towards a parent and child with emphasis on fun, 827-9640safety and gaining confidence in the water. Mom & Baby YogaFenner Nature Center: Nature Trek for Toddlers (Ages www.ymcaoflansing.org/2-3 with adult) downtownymcawellnesscenter.htmlSports & Fitness: Tot Time (Ages 5 and under) - Open Oak Park Branchtime for parents to bring preschool age children to our gym 900 Long Blvd., Lansing, MI 48911; (517) 827-9700to play. Adults must accompany and supervise their Mom & Tot Gymnastics (1-4)children; Tiny Tumblers For 2’s (Age 2) - Parent Pre-Pike: Parent/Child Swim (2-4)participation is required as your child will be introduced to www.ymcaoflansing.org/oakparkymca.htmla tumbling mat and the basics of tumbling, including Parkwood Branchrolling, jumping and form. 2306 Haslett Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823; (517)Eligibility: Classes are for both city residents and non- 827-9680residents (pay higher fee). Family Time: Kids Gym (Parents/Kids ages 0-3)Website: www.lansingmi.gov/parks/index.jsp Parent Tot Swim: (ages 0-3) www.ymcaoflansing.org/parkwoodymca.html Westside Community BranchMason Community Education 3700 Old Lansing Rd., Lansing, MI 48917; (517) 827-96701001 S. Barnes St. Mason, MI 48854 Pre-Pike: Parent/Child Swim (ages 2-4)(517) 244-6416 Swim Lessions: Parent/Child (ages 0-2)Water Babies (6 months-2 years): A safe fun introduction www.ymcaoflansing.org/to swimming. Children not potty trained must wear a swim westsidecommunityymca.htmldiaper. Parent must be in the water with their child. Main Website: www.ymcaoflansing.orgFin Buddies (3-4 years): This class is designed forchildren who have no previous water experience or have Ingham Great Start Collaborative 517-244-1267 www.inghamgreatstart.org For updates or corrections, please contact: inghamgsc@gmail.com
  15. 15. Ingham GSC, Birth to Five Mission: Every family has access to a universal, comprehensive, and collaborative system of community-based early childhood programs, services, and supports.Ingham Great Start Collaborative 517-244-1267 www.inghamgreatstart.org For updates or corrections, please contact: inghamgsc@gmail.com

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