Quality Programs & Schools




Signs of quality
Supports the individual child
•   Saginaw Community Care Hub
•   Math in the Mail
•   Saginaw ISD Head Start/Early Head Start
•   Regional Preschool Partnership - Interest Form
•   Great Start, Great Investment, Great Future – The Plan for Early Learning and Development in Michigan

All licensed childcare programs participating in Great Start to Quality
•   Great Start to Quality
•   Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Encourages and supports all types of family involvement
•   Imagination Library
•   Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
•   Parent Engagement Toolkit 

Ongoing professional development available to teachers and providers to ensure highly qualified staff
•   Great Start to Quality
•   National Education Association
•   National Association for the Education of Young Children

Meeting the mental health needs of teachers and providers by coaching, mentoring and reflective supervision
•   Great Start to Quality
•   Saginaw County Community Mental Health

Value parent and community input
•   Involvement Matters: What to Tell Parents
•   The Top 10 Reasons to Join Your Child’s PTO
•   Saginaw County Great Start Parent Coalition

Committed collaboration between early childhood and K-12 with a clear mission and vision, understood and followed by all
•   Saginaw County Great Start Collaborative 
•   Top 10 in 10 Year – Michigan Department of Education Strategic Plan

Maintain class sizes per recommended standardsQuote from Benjamin Franklin•   National Education Association
•   How Important is Class Size?

Participation in the Great Start Collaborative
•   http://www.greatstartsaginaw.org/get-involved
•   http://www.greatstartsaginaw.org/get-involved/in-parent-coalition

Facilitate transitions between new programs for children and families
•  Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
•  Transitions to Kindergarten 
•  Saginaw ISD Transition Center Saginaw ISD Transition Center




Quality Programs & Schools