supporting Eaton County Families, Great Start Update, # 1


Eaton Great Start wants to support families with young children during these difficult times. This brief weekly newsletter will provide ideas to support your child's development and learning at home, connections to community resources, and parenting tips. We hope you like what you'll find here and will tune in each week for more!

Each newsletter will feature three sections:

Learn - activities parents can adapt at home to support their child's learning

Grow - ideas to help support your child's healthy development

Know - tips, resources, and community connections for parents

Learn, Grow, Know

Looking for help? Start with 2-1-1!

'Central Michigan 2-1-1 connects people in need to health and human service resources in the community. Through an easy to remember number, available 24/7, 365 days within 9 counties in Central Michigan; Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, Genesee, Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston and Shiawassee Counties. Specialists provide information, referrals, navigation and advocacy when people are looking for help or to give help in the community. 2-1-1 maintains an up-to-date, comprehensive database of resources and programs available.'

Helping Children Understand Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

This video, made by Dr. Stephanie Grant, does a wonderful job helping children understand Personal Protective Equipment and hand washing. Dr. Grant is a Michigan-based developmental psychologist who focuses on infants and children.