Berrien Parents Care There’s a lot going on in your life when you’re parenting. Getting away from your home can be hard. So we put together Berrien Parents Care to help you give your child a great start right where you live. By registering with the Berrien Parents Care, you’ll find FREE services that you may not have heard about. You do not need transportation to use these services, these programs bring the services to your home. Berrien Parents Care
greatstartCONNECT.org is the best tool for families in Michigan looking for child care or preschool. Every licensed and registered program and provider, including Head Start and Great Start Readiness Programs, is listed in an easy-to-use search engine. Families can search by Zip code, hours of operation or something even more specific. For example, if a child has a food allergy or special need, families can search using that detail to find a program that meets their needs. The only place families can see the Great Start to Quality star rating is on greatstartCONNECT.org. The star ratings show how programs and providers scored on a quality rating scale. This rating scale was designed by experts and parents to help families find the highest quality setting to support their child for success in school and life. greatstartCONNECT.org is free and accessible 24/7. Other resources available at greatstartCONNECT.org include a Child Care Checklist in the Parent Toolkit that is easily printed or viewed on any device, and licensing reports that show inspections, violations and corrections. Read more at greatstartCONNECT.org
berriencountyParentNET.org helps connect parents to the resources in Berrien County that are available to families — whether it be healthcare, schools, fun activities or parenting support. The development of this website has been made possible through a grant given to Berrien County to promote positive parenting through county-wide implementation of Triple P (Positive Parenting Program). Triple P is a program that supports parents by offering simple, practical parenting strategies for a wide range of parenting concerns.
TRIPLE P (Positive Parenting Program) can help! Triple P is a program that suggests simple routines and small changes that can make a big difference for families. Every family is different. Yet parents all over the world face problems that are surprisingly similar. The issues you deal with in your home affect families everywhere. Triple P Positive Parenting helps parents to:
◾Create a stable and harmonious family environment
◾Encourage behavior they like
◾Build positive relationships with their children
◾Deal positively, consistently and decisively with problem behavior
Read more at berriencountyParentNET.org
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library brings books to children’s homes. From birth until they turn five years old, children enrolled in the program will receive a new, age-appropriate book mailed to their home each month. By the time they enter kindergarten, children will have their own library of books and be more prepared to enter school and become readers.
United Way has secured funding for all of Berrien County and Cass Counties.
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