Children who have high quality childcare and preschool early learning experiences are more successful in continuing education experiences. Childcare and social-emotional health are high priorities for Great Start. Great Start to Quality UP Resource Center and Dickinson-Iron Great Start work closely together to educate parents and community on the importance of quality childcare and social-emotional health. CLICK GSQ Button below to learn more about child care centers and services in Dickinson-Iron Counties.
Great Start to Quality
Promoting Quality Child Care
Great Start has collaborated with Great Start to Quality in supplying children’s books and parenting resources for child care providers. Each year Childcare Specialist Misty Lefebvre and members of the Great Start Child Care Action Team visit all the Dickinson and Iron County Child Care Centers and Home Centers. Special Great Start Tool Kits are given to providers. Each year new resources are added.
During the childcare home and center visits open conversations take place with a specific emphasis on identifying provider needs. In addition to provider visits, Dickinson Iron Great Start made a commitment to leverage funds to support providers with various resource needs: books, toys, games, equipment.
It’s All About The Children!
Child Care Providers Value Early Literacy
Advantages of Children Reading
Develops Social and Emotional Health
Improves School Readiness
Strengthens Academic Success
Prepares for Lifelong Learning
Increases Interest in Post-Secondary Education
Enhances Productivity and Attendance
Promotes Healthy Lifestyle Choices
Advances Career Success
Lowers Health Care Costs
Improves cognitive skill development