Friday, December 17, 2010

Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children Scholarship!

The Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children is offering a $1,000 scholarship for a student who has completed a minimum of 60 semester hours, who is attending or registered to attend a four-year institution of higher education leading to a Bachelors Degree, and who is majoring or minoring in early childhood education or child development. Students who are matriculating from a two-year institution to a four-year institution are eligible for this scholarship.

A detailed description of the scholarship is attached along with an application form. The application is also available online at Applications must be postmarked by January 21, 2011 and the award will apply to the fall semester 2011.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Opportunity for Comments on the CDC Proposed Administrative Rules

On December 15th the Office of Early Education and Care posted Rule Set 2005-078-HS in the Michigan Register. The proposed rules will impose standardized penalties through formalized disqualifications in the child care program for the provider and client found to be non-compliant or in violation with the child care regulations.

Comments on the rules can be made in person at the following hearings or submitted by fax (517)241-8679 or mail:

Department of Human Services
Child Development and Care
Suite 1512
P O Box 30037
Lansing, MI 48909-9750

Written comments will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on February 4, 2011.

• January 19, 2011 (5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) at United Way of Southeastern Michigan; 660 Woodward, Ste. 300; Detroit, MI 48226
• January 20, 2011 (1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.) at the University Center; 80 Livingston Blvd; Gaylord, MI 49735
• January 25, 2011 (2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.) at the Kalamazoo RESA; 1819 East Milham Ave; Portage, MI 49002
• January 27, 2011 (2:00 to 4:00 p.m.) at the Saginaw ISD Transition Center; 3860 Fashion Square Blvd; Saginaw, MI 48603

The rules are published on the Michigan Government web site at as well as at the DHS website at

Copies of the draft rules may also be obtained by mail or electronic transmission by contacting 517-241-9492

Friday, December 3, 2010

Just Sharing: Healthy Childcare Publication

Healthy Childcare provides 1 hour of licensing approved training from each issue. We publish 6 issues a year. The trainings are free for subscribers, a one year subscription is $23.95. Each issue offers health and safety information on health, safety, nutrition, and medical situations and is up to date and easy to use. More information can be found here:

From time to time, we hear from organizations who offer training/events in the community that is consistent with our mission. We'll be sharing this information with you in our "Just Sharing" features here on the blog. Please note that Child Care Network does not necessarily endorse the programs, organizations or businesses listed. If you are interested in sharing your early childhood training opportunities, let us know!