Local United Way Programs -
United Way funds programs and agencies that support
families, children and communities. Find help available in your community
through United Way.
Things to do and places to see with a child
Michigan Creative After-School
Experiences (MiCASE) -
a listing by community of arts agencies, museums, zoos, science
centers, orchestras, libraries, nature centers and theaters that offer
after-school programming for kids.
Things to do and places to see in
Michigan: Choose your location to search for attractions, events and more
- click here.
Places to visit with kids in Michigan -
Michigan Zoos and Planetariums by city with links -
Find cultural events
put on by Michigan humanities and arts organizations,
Resources specific to this county
Even Start - Even Start programs help parents improve their reading
skills and learn to help their children read and succeed in school.
Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics &
Environmental Education Programs - Find a listing of programs and
after-school activities for students of all ages in Keweenaw, Baraga,
Ontonagon, Houghton, and Gogebic. For more details, visit
Michigan Disability Resources Database (MDRD) - Find local information on disabilities, education, support groups, organizations, transportation, emergency services, etc., by zip code, address, disability, service, or county.
Michigan Assistance and Referral Service (MARS) - This system allows you to find programs offered by the State of Michigan that help families in need with their medical, nutritional, food, day care or other expenses.
Governor Granholm's U.P. Office - An Upper Peninsula office that will
focus on rural economic development, public policy, environmental/land
use/tourism issues and constituent concerns for Governor Jennifer Granholm
has been opened in Marquette. It is located at 1504 West Washington
Street, Suite B (in Marquette, MI 49855) and can be reached by telephone
at (906) 228-2850.
provides volunteer literacy tutors for native-speaker adults, but
especially in English as a second language.
4C of the U.P.
Toll Free 1-866-4CHILDCARE (866-424-4532) or 906-228-3362
The mission of 4C of the Upper Peninsula is to help parents find licensed
child care, to support and train child care providers, and to advocate for
the highest quality of child care for parents, employers and the general
public throughout the Upper Peninsula.
105 Dillman Hall
1400 Townsend Dr.
Houghton, MI 49931-1295
Tel: (906) 487-3341
Fax: (906) 487-1620
Educational Media Center #1
809 Hecla Street
P.O. Box 270
Hancock, Michigan 49930-0270
Phone: (906) 482-4520
REMC #1 is one of Michigan's 22 Regional Educational Media Centers.
REMC #1 is a service of the Copper Country Intermediate School District (CCISD)
and the Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District (GOISD). It serves
the public and private schools in Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Keweenaw, and
Ontonagon Counties. Within the five counties, REMC #1 serves over 12,000
students and approximately 700 educators.
ISDs in the Upper Peninsula
Copper Country ISD
Eastern U.P. ISD
Menominee County ISD
Countryís Focus on the First five Program
resources for children and parents of young children. There are two great
websites the first
www.coppercountryparenting.org and the second
Staffed 24 hours
a day seven days a week to answer parentís questions and listen to their
concerns. If they have an in-depth issue the operator refers the call to a
professional including: doctors, lawyers, speech pathologists, social
workers and educational specialists who then contact the parent back
within two days to answer their question. On the third Tuesday of each
month between 4-7 a family law attorney hosts a segment where families can
ask questions about such issues as divorce and custody. Services also
provided through the Focus On the First five include: home visiting for
parents of children birth to three years where a trained professional
comes with an activity for parent and child to do together as well as
answer any questions or concerns, early childhood services- information
available through the B-H-K Child Development Partners Page- they provide
comprehensive early childhood services including connections to high
quality preschool and childcare and health and developmental screenings.
Each summer professionals conduct free comprehensive health and
developmental screenings for all kids birth to five. There are also play
groups, area preschools and support groups for parents of kids with
disabilities, dads, pregnancy and teen parents. There are lists for story
hours, a mobile lending library, parenting classes, wellness programs and
Parent Resource Rooms. Need a Place to Play with your kids? Parent
Resource Rooms are four rooms filled with toys, books and other learning
materials for in-house use or check out. A mobile unit is also available
for those in remote areas.