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Grandparent Bootcamp

The Lenawee Department on Aging has partnered with Lenawee Great Start to host the second in a series of Grandparent Bootcamps. This free educational opportunity is scheduled to take place on Monday, January 30, 2017, at the Adrian First Church of the Nazarene, 50 Industrial Drive, Adrian. Bootcamp will start at 10am and last until…

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What Makes Your Family Strong

By: Sarah Meikle/ What Makes your Family Strong Strengthening Families through The Five Protective Factors Our next three Parent Network Meetings will be centered around the Strengthening Families Framework and the Five Protective Factors that make your family strong. We encourage you to register for all three sessions, to get a better understanding of the Strengthening…

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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

By:Vanessa Armstrong/   Do you have a child that is under the age of 5 in your home?  If the answer is yes, you have to check out Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library!   I had no idea this program had been around for over 20 years, according to her website “In 1995, Dolly Parton launched an…

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Hopscotch in Tecumseh

If you receive our Lenawee Great Start Parent Newsletters  you might have noticed that we have added a Business Highlight section. We periodically ask a local Lenawee County business to describe who they are and what they offer and then share that information in our Business Highlight. This is a great way for our community…

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Free Book Baskets

By: Vanessa Armstrong/ Have you seen these book baskets out in the community? One of our ongoing projects here at Lenawee Great Start is the Free Book Baskets within Lenawee County for families. We have a wonderful partnership with Goodwill in which they allow us to come once a month and sort through their children’s…

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Why Kids Like Boxes Best

By: Valorie Veld/ Why Kids Like Boxes Best Did you know the cardboard box is actually in the Toy Hall of Fame? Boxes can engage children for hours with minimal cost. Boxes and other throw away recyclables can assist in building the following skills – Creativity, Imagination, and Resourcefulness. Children can explore with a box…

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What To Do In Case OF Eviction

WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF EVICTION By: Jackie Bradley/ Moving is stressful. We all know that. Many of us plan our moves for weeks or months and it’s still stressful. Now imagine what it would be like if you found out only days before you and your children were expected to move. Or maybe…

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Surviving the Elf on the Shelf

By: Vanessa Armstrong/ Has the Elf on the Shelf made his way into your home yet?  If you’re not a seasoned veteran yet in the elf department, I’m here to give you a few ideas and tips to keep you sane during the month of December!   If you haven’t heard of the Elf on…

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Holiday Bucket List

Are you looking for festive events and activities for your family’s Holiday Bucket List?  I thought it would be nice to share a list of some of the awesome things we can do, right here in Lenawee County! The Second Annual City of Adrian/County Christmas Tree Lighting in front of the Lenawee County Courthouse will be…

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Early Math Matters

 Early Math Matters By: Valorie Veld/ Thank you Lenawee Great Start for the opportunity to lead the last Parent Network Meeting on Thursday, November 3, 2016.  It was a wonderful group to interact with and everyone shared an interest in the activities offered and demonstrated.  Many of the activities were made from recycled materials, and…