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State Increases to Child Care Providers Will Encourage Greater Availability for Families

The recently-adopted state budget includes changes to help provide greater availability of quality child care providers for Michigan families.

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Don't Forget the Fun

Laughter is not only a great sound, it’s actually a healthy sound! Researchers tell us that laughter raises endorphins, which increases immunity, lowers stress. So laughter actually creates a healthy climate for learning.

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Supporting Children Who Are Experiencing Stress

Child care providers can take steps to help children cope with worry and the uncertainty that change brings.

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8 Things to Remember About Child Development

Building on a well-established knowledge base more than half a century in the making, recent advances in the science of early childhood development and its underlying biology provide a deeper understanding that can inform and improve existing policy and practice, as well as help generate new ways of thinking about solutions.

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Fostering Healthy Social and Emotional Development in Young Children

When children feel secure in their relationships and have their needs met in responsive and consistent ways, they begin forming strong social and emotional foundations.

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Safe Sleep Resources

In order to protect the lives of infants in Michigan, we need your help. Take the time to understand the safe sleep guidelines and educate your clients, partner, friends and family.

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Sweet Dreamzzz

Sweet Dreamzzz™ offers a simple approach to alleviating the multiple negative effects that plague our kids, schools, families and our every day lives.  That simple solution is sleep.

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Trauma and Trauma Sensitive Practices in Early and Middle Childhood

How does trauma affect how children think, act, and learn? Learn more about trauma, it’s effects on young children’s brains and behaviors, and useful skills for working with children in trauma-sensitive ways.

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