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Parent Cafes

By:Sarah\ Our Parent Cafes Started October 3rd and will continue till the end of December. Some of you may be wondering what a Parent Cafes is and what to expect. Parent Cafes are a great way for parents to network with other parents and have meaningful, guided conversations about what matters most, our families and…

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Decisions

By: Megan Fortman/   Amelia “graduated” from her Early On therapy group at the end of August. Graduation meant she had turned three and was old enough to go to preschool in the fall. That word- preschool made me cringe. In my mind preschool translated to leaving my baby to fend for herself. Basically you…

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I92 Ministries: Inspired To Eliminate Hunger

About I92 Ministries Our motto: Inspired To Eliminate Hunger I92 Ministries is a Christian nonprofit food relief organization that my wife Melinda and I founded in 2012. We believe God has great plans for Lenawee County and the country of Haiti. The purpose of I92 Ministries is to help provide food to people in need…

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Easing the Back to School Anxiety

By: Sarah Meikle/ School is about to begin and whether you’re sending your child off to kindergarten for the first time or it’s the first day of middle school, your child may experience some understandable anxiety. Sometimes as parents we forget that children have worries just like we do. They may be worried about whether…

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Making summer fun!

By: Sarah Meikle/ We are in the midst of summer so, that probably means you have already heard the word “I’m bored!” Or, “What are we going to do today, mom?”Finding ways to keep your children entertained may start to get tricky.  Here are some ideas to keep them and you from going stir crazy!…

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What is Early Head Start and Head Start?

By: Jenny Cook/ Adrian Public Schools Early Childhood Programs Providing Head Start and Early Head Start services to all of Lenawee County. As the provider of Head Start and Early Head Start programs for all of Lenawee County, we partner with families of children aged birth to five as well as expecting moms to promote…

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I’m ready for kindergarten!

By: Carrie Shrier,/ Take time this summer to prepare your child for kindergarten The first day of the school year for tens of thousands of Michigan children will arrive around Labor Day, and standing among them will be many children brand new to school. The incoming kindergarteners, with their brand new school clothes and shiny shoes,…

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Adrian Center for the Arts

Adrian Center for the Arts Supported by the Lenawee Council for the Visual Arts The Lenawee Council for the Visual Arts (LCVA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the visual arts in Lenawee County. Established in 1998, The first major project was the Millennium sculpture in Comstock Park. The organization was the…

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Spend your summer with Lenawee Great Start!

By: Sarah Meikle/ Summer is here and that means for some of you school is already out or will be soon! You may be looking for fun things to do, to keep your family busy. No worries,  we have a lot of fun things planned to help keep them entertained! First we’ll start out with our Celebrating Dads…

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Purpose of playing with play dough

By/ Carrie Shrier Beyond just being fun, play dough supports early childhood skill development in several ways. Play dough has long been a staple of early childhood fun. Whether it’s store bought or homemade, play dough can keep children occupied for a long time, using their imaginations to create all sorts of doughy fun. Beyond…