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Child Development

Alcona County

Early Head Start

(989) 736-6735

Great Start to Quality Resource Center

202 E. Grandview Parkway, Traverse City MI 49684

(877) 614-7328

The Great Start to Quality NW Resource Center provides child care referrals,a lending library of high quality early childhood materials, professional development and workshops that are open to caregivers and parents. Early childhood consulting for licensed child care is also an option.

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Early-On

(989) 356-1414

Early On is Michigan's educational support system that helps infants and toddlers who may be delayed in their development. Early On listens to parents and caretakers concerns and guides families toward local supports and services that will help their child develop and learn. Free evaluation, resources and referrals.

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Antrim County

Way to Grow

(231) 922-6437

Early-On

(231) 922-6397   |  (800) 327-5966

Early On is Michigan's educational support system that helps infants and toddlers who may be delayed in their development. Early On listens to parents and caretakers concerns and guides families toward local supports and services that will help their child develop and learn. Free evaluation, resources and referrals.

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John R. Elementary School

204 West Forest Home Ave., Bellaire MI 49615

(231) 533-8916

GSRP, Head Start, tuition-based Options for 3-5 year olds. Operated by Kalkaska Memorial Health Center

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NMCAA

3963 Three Mile Rd, Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 947-3780

Offers many services throughout the 10 county region including: asset development, winterization, child development, housing support and others. Eligibility requirements vary for programming and services.

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Vroom

Whether it’s mealtime, bath time or anytime in between, there are so many great ways to help build your child’s brain. Check out the free Vroom ap and website for free downloads, tips and ideas on supporting your child’s brain development.

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CDC List of Developmental Milestones

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Children's Therapy Corner

(231) 929-2354

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Early Head Start

3963 3 Mile Rd. N, Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 947-3780

NMCAA Early Head Start we give parents the skills and support to make the most of the first three years in their child’s life. Families with children ages birth to 3 are enrolled, sometimes even before the baby is born.  The NMCAA Early Head Start program is a year round home visiting program, with opportunities for families to attend socialization experiences at a variety of area Family Development Centers.

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Early-On

1101 Red Dr., Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 922-6397   |  (800) 327-5966

Early On is Michigan's educational support system that helps infants and toddlers who may be delayed in their development. Early On listens to parents and caretakers concerns and guides families toward local supports and services that will help their child develop and learn. Free evaluation, resources and referrals.

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TBAISD Preschool Assessment (ages 3-6)

1101 Silver Drive, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 922-6288

Provides developmental assessments and service coordination for children age 3 to 6. This service is provided at no cost to families.

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Office of Great Start

The Office of Great Start has been charged with ensuring that all children birth to age eight, especially those in highest need, have access to high-quality early learning and development programs and enter kindergarten prepared for success.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern MI

900 E. Front St. Suite 125, Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 946-2447

Children ages 6-18 are provided a mentoring opportunity through a supportive one-to-one relationship with a caring adult that will provide children with proper attention, guidance and opportunities on a consistent basis to help them achieve higher aspirations, greater confidence, better relationships, avoidance of risky behaviors and educational success.

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Center for Social Emotional Development

Learn fun and easy ways to support your child's social and emotional development!

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Arenac County

Children's Special Health Care Services

4489 W M-61, Suite 3, Standish MI 48658

(989) 846-6541

Children and some adults with certain eligible medical conditions as determined by CSHCS doctors. Focuses on family-centered services for over 2,600 diagnosis. Pay for specialty medical bills. Family Phone Line at 1-800-359-3722. Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Department of Health & Human Services

3709 Deep River Road, Standish MI 48658

(989) 846-5500

Benzie County

Great Start Collaborative

(810) 516-0755

Early-On

(231) 922-6397   |  (800) 327-5966

Early On is Michigan's educational support system that helps infants and toddlers who may be delayed in their development. Early On listens to parents and caretakers concerns and guides families toward local supports and services that will help their child develop and learn. Free evaluation, resources and referrals.

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Grand Traverse Band Early Head Start

(231) 534-7650

Head Start

(231) 947-3780   |  (800) 632-7334

Early-On

1101 Red Dr., Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 922-6397   |  (800) 327-5966

Early On is Michigan's educational support system that helps infants and toddlers who may be delayed in their development. Early On listens to parents and caretakers concerns and guides families toward local supports and services that will help their child develop and learn. Free evaluation, resources and referrals.

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TBAISD Preschool Assessment (ages 3-6)

1101 Silver Drive, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 922-6288

Provides developmental assessments and service coordination for children age 3 to 6. This service is provided at no cost to families.

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Charlevoix County

Great Start to Quality Resource Center

202 E. Grandview Parkway, Traverse City MI 49684

(877) 614-7328

The Great Start to Quality NW Resource Center provides child care referrals,a lending library of high quality early childhood materials, professional development and workshops that are open to caregivers and parents. Early childhood consulting for licensed child care is also an option.

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Early-On

(231) 547-9947

Early On is Michigan's educational support system that helps infants and toddlers who may be delayed in their development. Early On listens to parents and caretakers concerns and guides families toward local supports and services that will help their child develop and learn. Free evaluation, resources and referrals.

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Clare County

Children's Special Health Care Services

815 N.Clare Avenue. Suite B, Harrison MI 48625

(989) 539-6731

Children and some adults with certain eligible medical conditions as determined by CSHCS doctors. Focuses on family-centered services for over 2,600 diagnosis. Pay for specialty medical bills. Family Phone Line at 1-800-359-3722. Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Crawford County

Early-On

(989) 343-2202   |  (800) 327-5966   |  (989) 275-9537

Early On is Michigan's educational support system that helps infants and toddlers who may be delayed in their development. Early On listens to parents and caretakers concerns and guides families toward local supports and services that will help their child develop and learn. Free evaluation, resources and referrals.

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Emmet County

Charlevoix - Emmet ISD

(231) 547-9947

Early Head Start

(800) 443-5518

Great Start Collaborative

(231) 582-8070

Little Traverse Bay Bands Head Start

(231) 539-8325

Women's Resource Center

(231) 347-0067

Tuition-Free Preschool Program

(231) 347-9070

Health Dept. of NW Michigan

(800) 732-4121

Early-On

(231) 547-9947

Early On is Michigan's educational support system that helps infants and toddlers who may be delayed in their development. Early On listens to parents and caretakers concerns and guides families toward local supports and services that will help their child develop and learn. Free evaluation, resources and referrals.

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Grand Traverse County

Early-On

(231) 922-6397   |  (800) 327-5966

Early On is Michigan's educational support system that helps infants and toddlers who may be delayed in their development. Early On listens to parents and caretakers concerns and guides families toward local supports and services that will help their child develop and learn. Free evaluation, resources and referrals.

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Early Head Start

(231) 943-7509

Head Start

(231) 947-3780   |  (800) 632-7334

NMCAA

3963 Three Mile Rd, Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 947-3780

Offers many services throughout the 10 county region including: asset development, winterization, child development, housing support and others. Eligibility requirements vary for programming and services.

Visit Website

Vroom

Whether it’s mealtime, bath time or anytime in between, there are so many great ways to help build your child’s brain. Check out the free Vroom ap and website for free downloads, tips and ideas on supporting your child’s brain development.

Visit Website

CDC List of Developmental Milestones

While children grow and develop at different rates, we know that there are some developmental milestones that we can be aware of. Check out this site to review what these developmental milestones are by age.

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Grand Traverse County Health Department

2600 Lafranier Rd., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 995-6130

Children's Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) is a program within the Michigan Department of Community Health for children and some adults with special health care needs and their families to join, children must have a qualifying medical condition and be 20 years old or under.

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Children's Therapy Corner

1810 Chartwell Dr, Traverse City 49696

(231) 929-2354

Consultation and therapy for Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders, Occupational Therapy,Speech Therapy, and Physical Therapy.

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Early Head Start

3963 3 Mile Rd. N, Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 947-3780

NMCAA Early Head Start we give parents the skills and support to make the most of the first three years in their child’s life. Families with children ages birth to 3 are enrolled, sometimes even before the baby is born.  The NMCAA Early Head Start program is a year round home visiting program, with opportunities for families to attend socialization experiences at a variety of area Family Development Centers.

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Grand Traverse Area Literacy Council

1209 S. Garfield, Suite C, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 922-6940

Free reading and writing tutorial services. Please call ahead.

Grand Traverse Dyslexia Services & Tutoring

9938 E. Valley Hills Dr., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 929-7485

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Sylvan Learning Center

2506 Crossing Circle, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 941-0600

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Early-On

1101 Red Dr., Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 922-6397   |  (800) 327-5966

Early On is Michigan's educational support system that helps infants and toddlers who may be delayed in their development. Early On listens to parents and caretakers concerns and guides families toward local supports and services that will help their child develop and learn. Free evaluation, resources and referrals.

Visit Website

TBAISD Preschool Assessment (ages 3-6)

1101 Silver Drive, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 922-6288

Provides developmental assessments and service coordination for children age 3 to 6. This service is provided at no cost to families.

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Office of Great Start

The Office of Great Start has been charged with ensuring that all children birth to age eight, especially those in highest need, have access to high-quality early learning and development programs and enter kindergarten prepared for success.

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Autism Resource Network

(231) 688-7394

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern MI

900 E. Front St. Suite 125, Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 946-2447

Children ages 6-18 are provided a mentoring opportunity through a supportive one-to-one relationship with a caring adult that will provide children with proper attention, guidance and opportunities on a consistent basis to help them achieve higher aspirations, greater confidence, better relationships, avoidance of risky behaviors and educational success.

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Center for Social Emotional Development

Learn fun and easy ways to support your child's social and emotional development!

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Children’s Art Therapy Group

(231) 935-8492

Iosco County

Early Head Start

(989) 739-5840

Great Start to Quality Resource Center

202 E. Grandview Parkway, Traverse City MI 49684

(877) 614-7328

The Great Start to Quality NW Resource Center provides child care referrals,a lending library of high quality early childhood materials, professional development and workshops that are open to caregivers and parents. Early childhood consulting for licensed child care is also an option.

Visit Website

Early-On

(989) 363-3006 Ext:131

Early On is Michigan's educational support system that helps infants and toddlers who may be delayed in their development. Early On listens to parents and caretakers concerns and guides families toward local supports and services that will help their child develop and learn. Free evaluation, resources and referrals.

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Kalkaska County

Early Head Start

(231) 258-3200

Early-On

(231) 922-6397   |  (800) 327-5966

Early On is Michigan's educational support system that helps infants and toddlers who may be delayed in their development. Early On listens to parents and caretakers concerns and guides families toward local supports and services that will help their child develop and learn. Free evaluation, resources and referrals.

Visit Website

Head Start

(231) 947-3780   |  (800) 632-7334

NMCAA

3963 Three Mile Rd, Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 947-3780

Offers many services throughout the 10 county region including: asset development, winterization, child development, housing support and others. Eligibility requirements vary for programming and services.

Visit Website

Vroom

Whether it’s mealtime, bath time or anytime in between, there are so many great ways to help build your child’s brain. Check out the free Vroom ap and website for free downloads, tips and ideas on supporting your child’s brain development.

Visit Website

CDC List of Developmental Milestones

While children grow and develop at different rates, we know that there are some developmental milestones that we can be aware of. Check out this site to review what these developmental milestones are by age.

Visit Website

District Health Department #10

625 Courthouse Dr. NW, Kalkaska MI 49646

(231) 258-8669

CSHCS is a program within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). It is for children and some adults with special health care needs and their families.,

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Children's Therapy Corner

1810 Chartwell Dr, Traverse City MI 49696

(231) 929-2354

Consultation and therapy for Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders, Occupational Therapy,Speech Therapy, and Physical Therapy and more. Insurance may be accepted.

Visit Website

Early Head Start

3963 3 Mile Rd. N, Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 947-3780

NMCAA Early Head Start we give parents the skills and support to make the most of the first three years in their child’s life. Families with children ages birth to 3 are enrolled, sometimes even before the baby is born.  The NMCAA Early Head Start program is a year round home visiting program, with opportunities for families to attend socialization experiences at a variety of area Family Development Centers.

Visit Website

Early-On

1101 Red Dr., Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 922-6397   |  (800) 327-5966

Early On is Michigan's educational support system that helps infants and toddlers who may be delayed in their development. Early On listens to parents and caretakers concerns and guides families toward local supports and services that will help their child develop and learn. Free evaluation, resources and referrals.

Visit Website

TBAISD Preschool Assessment (ages 3-6)

1101 Silver Drive, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 922-6288

Provides developmental assessments and service coordination for children age 3 to 6. This service is provided at no cost to families.

Visit Website

Office of Great Start

The Office of Great Start has been charged with ensuring that all children birth to age eight, especially those in highest need, have access to high-quality early learning and development programs and enter kindergarten prepared for success.

Visit Website

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern MI

900 E. Front St. Suite 125, Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 946-2447

Children ages 6-18 are provided a mentoring opportunity through a supportive one-to-one relationship with a caring adult that will provide children with proper attention, guidance and opportunities on a consistent basis to help them achieve higher aspirations, greater confidence, better relationships, avoidance of risky behaviors and educational success.

Visit Website

Center for Social Emotional Development

Learn fun and easy ways to support your child's social and emotional development!

Visit Website

Leelanau County

Early-On

(231) 922-6397   |  (800) 327-5966

Early On is Michigan's educational support system that helps infants and toddlers who may be delayed in their development. Early On listens to parents and caretakers concerns and guides families toward local supports and services that will help their child develop and learn. Free evaluation, resources and referrals.

Visit Website

Grand Traverse Band Early Head Start

(231) 534-7650

Head Start

(231) 947-3780   |  (800) 632-7334

NMCAA

3963 Three Mile Rd, Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 947-3780

Offers many services throughout the 10 county region including: asset development, winterization, child development, housing support and others. Eligibility requirements vary for programming and services.

Visit Website

Vroom

Whether it’s mealtime, bath time or anytime in between, there are so many great ways to help build your child’s brain. Check out the free Vroom ap and website for free downloads, tips and ideas on supporting your child’s brain development.

Visit Website

CDC List of Developmental Milestones

While children grow and develop at different rates, we know that there are some developmental milestones that we can be aware of. Check out this site to review what these developmental milestones are by age.

Visit Website

Children's Therapy Corner

1810 Chartwell Dr, Traverse City MI 49696

(231) 929-2354

Consultation and therapy for Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders, Occupational Therapy,Speech Therapy, and Physical Therapy and more. Insurance may be accepted.

Visit Website

Early Head Start

3963 3 Mile Rd. N, Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 947-3780

NMCAA Early Head Start we give parents the skills and support to make the most of the first three years in their child’s life. Families with children ages birth to 3 are enrolled, sometimes even before the baby is born.  The NMCAA Early Head Start program is a year round home visiting program, with opportunities for families to attend socialization experiences at a variety of area Family Development Centers.

Visit Website

Early-On

1101 Red Dr., Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 922-6397   |  (800) 327-5966

Early On is Michigan's educational support system that helps infants and toddlers who may be delayed in their development. Early On listens to parents and caretakers concerns and guides families toward local supports and services that will help their child develop and learn. Free evaluation, resources and referrals.

Visit Website

TBAISD Preschool Assessment (ages 3-6)

1101 Silver Drive, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 922-6288

Provides developmental assessments and service coordination for children age 3 to 6. This service is provided at no cost to families.

Visit Website

Office of Great Start

The Office of Great Start has been charged with ensuring that all children birth to age eight, especially those in highest need, have access to high-quality early learning and development programs and enter kindergarten prepared for success.

Visit Website

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern MI

900 E. Front St. Suite 125, Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 946-2447

Children ages 6-18 are provided a mentoring opportunity through a supportive one-to-one relationship with a caring adult that will provide children with proper attention, guidance and opportunities on a consistent basis to help them achieve higher aspirations, greater confidence, better relationships, avoidance of risky behaviors and educational success.

Visit Website

Center for Social Emotional Development

Learn fun and easy ways to support your child's social and emotional development!

Visit Website

Manistee County

Early-On

(231) 723-6205 Ext:2585

Early On is Michigan's educational support system that helps infants and toddlers who may be delayed in their development. Early On listens to parents and caretakers concerns and guides families toward local supports and services that will help their child develop and learn. Free evaluation, resources and referrals.

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Missaukee County

Head Start

(231) 775-9781   |  (231) 839-5700

Ogemaw County

Early Head Start

(989) 896-0018

Great Start to Quality Resource Center

202 E. Grandview Parkway, Traverse City MI 49684

(877) 614-7328

The Great Start to Quality NW Resource Center provides child care referrals,a lending library of high quality early childhood materials, professional development and workshops that are open to caregivers and parents. Early childhood consulting for licensed child care is also an option.

Visit Website

Osceola County

Early Head Start

(877) 386-4406

Early-On

(231) 592-9605

Early On is Michigan's educational support system that helps infants and toddlers who may be delayed in their development. Early On listens to parents and caretakers concerns and guides families toward local supports and services that will help their child develop and learn. Free evaluation, resources and referrals.

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Oscoda County

Early Head Start

(989) 848-0997

Great Start to Quality Resource Center

202 E. Grandview Parkway, Traverse City MI 49684

(877) 614-7328

The Great Start to Quality NW Resource Center provides child care referrals,a lending library of high quality early childhood materials, professional development and workshops that are open to caregivers and parents. Early childhood consulting for licensed child care is also an option.

Visit Website

Otsego County

Early-On

(616) 238-9394 Ext:216

Early On is Michigan's educational support system that helps infants and toddlers who may be delayed in their development. Early On listens to parents and caretakers concerns and guides families toward local supports and services that will help their child develop and learn. Free evaluation, resources and referrals.

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Roscommon County

Imagination Library

(989) 275-8797

Early Head Start

(989) 366-9272

Head Start

(231) 775-9781   |  (231) 839-5700

Great Start to Quality Resource Center

202 E. Grandview Parkway, Traverse City MI 49684

(877) 614-7328

The Great Start to Quality NW Resource Center provides child care referrals,a lending library of high quality early childhood materials, professional development and workshops that are open to caregivers and parents. Early childhood consulting for licensed child care is also an option.

Visit Website

Wexford County

Head Start

(231) 775-9781   |  (231) 839-5700