Monday, May 24, 2010

DHS forum on New Child Development and Care Program Admin Rules

The Department of Human Services is extending an invitation to parents, providers, partners, Great Start Collaboratives, Parent Coalitions and early childhood advocates to participate in a forum and review the draft of the rules in regards to Child Development and Care payments and to provide comments to DHS before formal public hearings occur.

The attached flyer can be distributed to your parent coalitions and other early childhood partners. We appreciate your assistance in getting the word out for participation in this forum. You are also welcome to participant.

Your RSVP would be appreciated. Please call or email Pam Smith at 734-975-1840 ext. 13

The forum will be held on May 27, 2010 from 10a-12 noon, at the Ingham County Human Services Building at 5303 South Cedar Street in Lansing, MI 48911 in Conference Room D&E.

From the parking lot enter door #3. Go up the stairs (or elevator). At the top of the stairs is a long hallway (walking toward the back of the building just opposite from where you entered). Follow that hallway to a set of stairs. At these stairs turn LEFT and continue down the hallway. The hallway will turn Right, then Left and through a doorway. Conference Room D&E is on the RIGHT immediately after walking through the doorway.

There will be a sign in sheet as you arrive. Thank you for your assistance in providing comments and review of the draft of the New Child Development and Care Program Administrative Rules.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Last week to register for the BBC Conference!

Thank you so much to everyone who has already registered for the Building on Behalf of Children Conference!

If you have not, there is still time! Information and registration is available on our website! There are scholarships available, call 734-975-1840 for more information.

The conference will be held at the EMU Student Center in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Our keynote speaker, Lisa Murphy, The Ooey Gooey Lady!® and author of The Ooey Gooey® Handbook, will start our day off by educating, entertaining, and motivating participants with her experiences and philosophies. Following the keynote, there will be 3 sessions with a variety of great breakout workshops to choose from!

We have a ton of great vendors including Arts & Scraps, Child Care Network, Etc. Designs, Kaplan, Kemner-Iott, Music for Little Folks, The Olive Press, Lia Sophia Jewelry, My Urban Toddler, Penguin Juice, Praises Prizes and Presents, Teaching Treasures, Usborne Books, WCAEYC, WCC, WECDA, Washtenaw Success by 6, Arbonne Cosmetics, Discovery Toys, Miche Bags, The Fabulous Mr. Fix-It, Discovery Toys and possibly more.

Register today at, see you on Saturday!