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Jasmynn’s Voice

(to the tune of Elmo’s World) La, La, La, La…Jasmynn’s World Since the arrival of Jasmynn & the discovery at 2 ½ she had autism, it has taken all of our family’s energy to raise her up. We have worked as a team, like never before. The cliché “it takes a village” is so much…

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Choosing The Right Daycare

By: Sarah Meikle/ As a parent deciding whether or not to put your child/children in daycare can be a difficult one, but sometimes it’s the only option parents have. Your entrusting others to look after your children, so it’s understandable that it would be a difficult decision Finding and choosing quality child care can be challenging.…

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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…