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Michigan: Licensing, Provider Info, Resources &
Including Children With Disabilities in Child Care - This
list of organizations, publications, and Web sites provide a
sample of information about strategies for including children with
disabilities in child care settings.
Are you a
parent or child care provider in Wayne County looking for help
with a difficult child or in need of resources to best handle
tantrums, aggression, or possible developmental delays?
The Care Connections
program at Development Centers, Inc. offers free services
designed to help young children ages birth to five succeed in
any child care setting. To find out more please call Ms.
Lynnell Morrison @ (313) 531-2500 ext. 2125.
LAP Respite Center
- "Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for family
caregivers, by creatively providing a wide range of
high-quality, accessible, and affordable respite services. Our
respite services are available to families living in central
Michigan in the counties of Ingham, Eaton and Clinton."
respite locator that sorts by state, city, age of child/person
needing respite AND conditions that the child/person has (i.e.
autism, epilepsy, etc.)
All You Need To Know About Me:
A Personal Information Guide From Families to Caregivers (PDF)
- This booklet will help you share important information with
care providers about a loved one who needs special care. Fill out
as much of it as you can. Not only will it help your loved one to
be better understood and cared for, it will also help both you and
your care provider feel more comfortable while you are away. The
more information you provide, the better able your provider will
be to care for your loved one.
Daycare & Respite
for Children with Autism: Tips for Parents and Providers
experiences with childcare have been both positive and negative.
In Michael’s current childcare setting, employees use structure,
a steady temperament and patience, blended with a series of
choices to positively engage Michael during his visit – whether
it is for an hour or for ten hours.
Information on the
The Child Care Bureau's Mission
The Child Care Bureau is dedicated to enhancing the quality,
affordability, and availability of child care for all families. The
Child Care Bureau administers federal funds to states, territories,
and tribes to assist low-income families in accessing quality child
care for children when the parents work or participate in education or
Overview of the Child Care and Development Fund
program, authorized by the
Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of
1996, PL 104-193, assists low-income families, families receiving
temporary public assistance, and those transitioning from public
assistance in obtaining child care so they can work or attend
Show Federal Fiscal Years 2002-2003 CCDF overview and
other general CCDF information.
Centros de Cuidado para Niños y La Ley Para Personas con Desabilidades
(Child Care Setting and the Americans with Disabilities Act)
Child Care: Inclusion as Enrichment
Regional Research Institute for Human Services, Portland State
The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA):
Eligibility, IEPs and Placement
Integrate Children with Disabilities into Preschool
ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education
Position on Inclusion
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
& the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for
Exceptional Children (CEC)
Resource Guide: Selected Early Childhood / Early
Intervention Training Materials, 8th Edition (1999)
by Camille Catlett and Pam Winston
University of North Carolina
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center
August 2002: Respite
Care Legislation Introduced in House
Articles Related to Childcare
Children's Rights Sues Over
Michigan's Foster Care System - "There are roughly 19,000
children in the Michigan child welfare system. The lawsuit names
children with case examples of child welfare system failures."
Special Needs for School-Age Children:
Child Care for
Children with Special Needs
Design of Child Care Centers and Effects of Noise on Young Children
- There is a considerable amount of research documenting the
effects of noise on children. The effects are largely negative. In
this presentation, Dr. Lorraine E. Maxwell &
Dr. Gary W. Evans of Cornell University will inform
you of the findings of research in this field, discuss current
research by Maxwell and Evans, and finally outline design issues
related to noise and child care centers.
Child Care Expulsion Prevention Program -
A program to assist child care centers, called the Child
Care Expulsion Prevention (CCEP) Initiative, is available to provide
support. CCEP provides trained early childhood mental health
professionals to team with child care providers and parents who care
for children age 0-5 who are experiencing or are at risk of behavioral
and emotional difficulties.
Day Care Grants Announced - Gov. Jennifer Granholm along with
Nanette BOWLER, director of the Michigan Department of Human Services,
on Friday [5-9-03] announced $741,555 in day care grants including
$524,590 to 172 providers and childcare centers.
Auditors Urge Better
Records Review for Child Care Providers
Engler Signs into Law
Bill Exempting School-Based Child Care from Licensing Req.
Staples' growing child-care
center serves as state, national model
Restructured, Releases Web Reports
Gongwer 7/25/02 MI
Supreme Court Rules Family Day Care Homes
Violate Restrictive Covenants: The court, in
another divided opinion, ruled family day care homes in residential
areas violate restrictive covenants prohibiting the use of homes for
commercial and business uses. Mr.
Markman, joined by Ms. Corrigan, Mr. Taylor and Mr. Young (in
Terrien v. Zwit, SC docket No. 115924) said since the
operation of a day care center out of a home is a commercial business
for the purpose of making a profit, they can be banned by
municipalities’ restrictive covenants.
In dissent, Ms. Kelly, joined by Mr. Cavanagh, said zoning ordinances
should be interpreted according to how the use of the land affects the
general plan of the area, and in this case the use of the home as a
day care center did not affect the general plan. Such an
interpretation, they said, would preclude such activities as freelance
writing and babysitting.
Some portions of the above information is from:
Child Care Information Center (NCCIC), a project of the Child Care
Bureau, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services, is a national resource that
links information and people to complement, enhance, and promote the
child care delivery system, working to ensure that all children and
families have access to high-quality comprehensive services.
Provider Info, Resources & Startup Info: Michigan Only
for more information.
Michigan Funding Plan to Improve Child