Lansing— Gov. Rick Snyder announced a new state office last week to coordinate Michigan programs related to early childhood education, six years after Gov. Jennifer Granholm created a nonprofit corporation to play a similar role. But Snyder gave no indication his Michigan Office of Great Start — Early Childhood will replace the Early Childhood Investment Corp., which has a budget of about $27 million.
Health Specialists of Lenawee has been selected to join Reach Out and Read, a national non-profit program that promotes literacy through child well-visits. "We are thrilled!," said Doris Goodlock, CEO at Health Specialists of Lenawee. "Sharing books is as much of our practice as giving immunizations." Through the Reach Out and Read (ROR) program every child between the ages of six months and five years is given a book to keep.