Help Celebrate Month of the Young Child

For the 26th straight year, Michigan will celebrate April as the Month of the Young Child to promote and educate our communities about the needs of young children.

This is an important month for Mid Michigan Community Action because as a provider of programs for young children including Early Head Start, Head Start, Women Infants and Children Clinic and more, we understand how important it is to support children and their families.

We do our part by providing quality programs led by highly qualified staff. Our Early Head Start program for pregnant moms and children ages 0-3 uses a home-based approach to work with families where they are comfortable. Our Head Start/preschool program supports healthy child development while also helping the family to be involved positively in their child’s education. Our Women, Infants and Children program supports children and families with food assistance, nutrition education and ongoing support.

We receive funding for these programs—however, funding does not cover everything. For example, funding does not provide for educational field trips for preschoolers, an important and enriching part of the school experience. It does not provide for technology upgrades so that we can ensure that these children do not fall behind the technological curve. There are many valuable pieces to providing quality programs for at-risk children that are not adequately provided for by funding sources.

We ask that you would help us celebrate Month of the Young Child. You can help in the following ways:

• Wear a purple ribbon in support of young children and their families
• Take time to thank the many people who educate and care for young children
• Consider supporting Mid Michigan Community Action’s Early
Childhood Programs with a donation
• Take time to be a part of Early Childhood Programs

If you would like to support Mid Michigan Community Action’s Early Childhood Programs you can make a secure online donation at www.mmcaa.org or send a check made out to MMCAA, PO Box 768, Farwell, MI 48622. Please reference Early Childhood Programs.

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