Early Childhood Services Tour & Luncheon
It was a packed room on March 14, 2016, as participants came to learn more about the great work being done in Saginaw County to improve the quality of child care available to families. The Great Start to Quality Resource Center Director, Julie Bash, provided a comprehensive overview of the work being done to improve the quality of care in licensed and unlicensed child care homes and centers.
Also on hand was a parent, Amanda Schoch, who shared her family's experience with child care services and Kelly Conrad, a child care provider, who shared her experience with starting her own licensed group home and the efforts she and her staff have made to provide the highest quality care to families.
Pamela Pugh and Jamie Forbes tied the luncheon together by discussing the state efforts with regard to not only improving the quality of child care, but also the growing interest
hosting community conversations around
the "Raising of America" video series.
The Great Start Collaborative would like to extend a thank you to Michigan Child Care Centers (Kinder Kare) for their eye for detail. All table and wall decorations were created
by their staff
at their child care centers. Also, thanks go out to the Communications & Advocacy Committee for their many months of planning to ensure the luncheon was a great success!