Email: InghamGSC@gmail.com
Phone (517) 244-1267

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7 days ago

Ingham Great Start
Children are natural scientists! Take a walk together and use your senses to explore nature. What do you see? Smell? Hear? Feel?Want to see more ideas like this? Sign up for ReadyRosie at www.readyrosie.com/register. Any Ingham ISD parent or guardian with a child or children ages birth to grade 3 can register. Simply click the "Register by zip code" link at the bottom of the Registration box and enter your zip code to start the registration process. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Ingham Great Start
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. • INFANTS:: Allow them to explore different textures that are safe to touch and taste, even while eating. Let them tear junk mail! • TODDLERS: Start simple! You don’t need fancy art supplies—use pencils, washable markers, crayons, scraps of paper. Let them experiment with materials. Avoid giving directions or suggesting changes. Remember the process of creating is more important than the product.• PRESCHOOLERS: Ask your child to tell you about their creation. Find some space to display their art work. If you haven’t already done so, add in more supplies such as watercolor paint, glue sticks and blunt tip scissors to snip at paper.For daily learning activities visit: inghamgreatstart.org/ingham-early-learning-calendar/ ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Ingham Great Start
FUEL YOUR BODY!Evidence shows that good nutritional habits are linked to academic growth. Healthy food nourishes the brain and supports retention of information. Learning healthy eating habits as a child is important for a healthy future. Let’s eat!For daily learning activities, visit: www.inghamisd.org/ouracademics/instruct ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Ingham Great Start
Looking for activities to do with your child? The following activities align with the Ingham Early Learning Calendar for the month of October featuring Every Day Art. Inside: • Paint a picture.• Listen to different types of music (making sure kid appropriate). • Take a virtual tour of an art museum. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York has many videos called #MetKids. Outside:• Draw a picture on your sidewalk with sidewalk chalk.• Pick up leaves and use them later for art projects. • Take a walk and look for different types of art in your neighborhood. Community: (Please be sure to follow current guidelines in place for social distancing.)• Grand Ledge Chamber Fall Fest. Paint a pumpkin and engage in other fall activities. • Apple Butter Festival at the Fenner Nature Center with local musicians heritage artisans.• Visit the MSU Broad Museum ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Ingham Great Start
Tri-County Office on Aging Kinship Care Respite Program provides those age 55 and older with some respite from the daily stress of caring for children. Kinship caregivers 55 years of age or older who live in Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties are eligible to participate. The program is intended to assist senior caregivers caring for a child or children living in their homes who are 18 years of age or younger. Financial assistance is offered to pay for programs of their choice for the child/children in their care or the caregiver themselves, which may include daycare, before and after school programs, lessons or extracurricular activities, bikes and bike helmets, school supplies, school clothes, bus tokens, and technology such as laptops and hotspots.Easy application with NO income requirement. Contact a TCOA Kinship Care Coordinator for more information: Constance Phifer (517) 896-0599 or phiferc@tcoa.org Shelagh Kosinski (517) 896-0773 or kosinskis@tcoa.org ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Ingham Great Start
The Ingham County Children's Special Health Care Services and the Michigan Alliance for Families are hosting an IEP (Individualized Education Program) Information Zoom Meeting on Tuesday, September 28th at 7 pm. Led by Andrea Beachnau, this meeting will guide you through the IEP Process, how to communicate your student’s needs to the school, and more. To register for the event, contact Holly Smego at hsmego@ingham.org. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Ingham Great Start
Great Parents Great Start Early Childhood Home Visiting has openings! Great Parents, Great Start Early Childhood Home Visiting Program is a FREE program offered to families with children aged 18 months to five years, who live within the Ingham Intermediate School District.We use the Parents as Teachers (PAT) curriculum to support parents/guardians like you in this important role by matching you with a Parent Educator who can answer questions, offer guidance, and recommend services. This helpful person lives in your community and visits you in your home (Please Note: Loaction of visits with Parent Educators are determined by the family and home visitor, which could be in your home, outdoors, our office or virtual.) The Parents as Teachers (PAT) curriculum includes bi-weekly, 60-minute home visits for your family focused on supporting you to be a great parent and making sure your child is ready to attend school. Together, you and your Parent Educator plan fun learning activities to do with your child during home visits, learn about important child development topics and provide you with support to set and reach goals for everyone in your family. Enroll Today!www.inghamisd.org/ouracademics/earlychildhood/gpgs/#InghamImpact #EarlyChildhoodHomeVisiting #ParentsAsTeachers ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Ingham Great Start
Grab any bag or box to hold several items you've found around the house. With your child, talk about each item first and then place it in the container. Take turns describing an item for the other person to guess.Want to see more ideas like this? Sign up for ReadyRosie at www.readyrosie.com/register. Any Ingham ISD parent or guardian with a child or children ages birth to grade 3 can register. Simply click the "Register by zip code" link at the bottom of the Registration box and enter your zip code to start the registration process. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Ingham Great Start
PLAYING OUTSIDE IS FUN!Remember playing outside as a child—the sense of freedom and wonder? Your outdoor area is a literacy-rich environment where children can experiment with language, letters and words. Talk about all of the new things you see and hear outside—birds, squirrels, clouds, sticks and stones. Not all classrooms have four walls!For daily learning activities, visit: www.inghamisd.org/ouracademics/instruction/literacy/ ... See MoreSee Less
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GSC Meeting Calendar

Dates and times of Ingham Great Start Collaborative meetings and work groups.

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Ingham Play & Learn Groups

Play and Learn Groups provide activities for families to play alongside their children and explore many developmental domains. Check out the most recent Play and Learn Group Schedule Here

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Great Start Family Coalition

Serves as a sounding board for parent members of the Great Start Collaborative (GSC)

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Family Learning Connection

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