Early Childhood Resources

Resources for Families, Caregivers, and Early Childhood Educators

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An interactive website for parents of young children in Muskegon County. Events, resources, advice! www.parentville.org  

Call 2-1-1

A free community service that connects residents to human services resources.  

Kindergarten Readiness Guide

Is your child ready for Kindergarten? Find out by calling (231) 767-8300 or emailing Heather Nummerdor to request a Kindergarten Readiness Guide.

Service Directory for Parents of Young Children

This guide provides a list of resources for parents of young children in Muskegon County.

Early On Michigan

Early On Michigan is the system of early intervention services for infants and toddlers, birth to three years of age, with disabilities or delays, and their families.   Website: www.1800earlyon.org
Developmental Milestones 

Michigan Department of Education

The Michigan Department of Education provides parents and caregivers with links to information about Early Childhood Programs and Family Services.  Website

Licensed Tuition Preschool - Ages 3 - 4

  • Gets kids ready for school
  • Allows them to interact with other children
  • Available nearby

Contact Your Local Public Schools

Early Childhood Developmental Delay (ECDD)

Early Childhood Special Education meets the educational needs of children ages three to six years that meet the entrance requirements as provided by the Michigan Special Education Rules. Activities help motor skills, social and emotional development, speech, and thinking skills. 

Great Start Connect Resource Center

Parent & Child Care Provider Training and Support. Online child care and preschool provider listings. 1-877-61GREATSTART.   Website: www.greatstartconnect.org

Adult Literacy - All Adults

Adult education services include:

  • General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.)
  • Adult Literacy
  • Family Literacy Educational Services
  • Computer
  • Vocational Training
  • Work FIRST
  • English as a Second Language High School Completion

Contact Information:
Randy Lindquist
, Associate Superintendent for Academic Services
630 Harvey Street
Muskegon, Michigan 49442

A Service of Your Local Public Schools in Muskegon County.

Resources for Early Childhood Educators

National Association for the Education of Young Children

Website: http://www.naeyc.org

Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children

Website: http://www.miaeyc.com

ERIC - Education Resource Information Center

Website: http://eric.ed.gov


For more information contact:


Jennifer Cihak
Assistant Head Start Director