Parent Resources

There are a number of different resources to help support parents as they learn about early intervention/preschool special education.

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  • Early On website for parents
  • icon Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR)
  • The Center for Parent Information & Resources is your central "Hub" of information and products created for the network of Parent Centers service families of children with disabilities. All the materials have been created and archived for Parent Centers around the country to help them provide support and services to the families they serve.

  • icon Early On Michigan Central Directory
  • This online directory provides information for families and the general public who are looking for resources to support their infants or toddlers who have developmental delays and/or disabilities.

  • icon Great Start to Quality
  • Great Start to Quality helps families find the best early learning settings for their children and helps educators improve the care they give to children.

  • icon Michigan Alliance for Families
  • Michigan Alliance for Families provides information, support, and education for families who have children (birth through 26 years of age) who receive (or may be eligible to receive) special education services. This website can help you with finding information on special education issues as well as disability specific information.

  • icon Michigan Interagency Coordinating Council (MICC)
  • The Michigan Interagency Coordinating Council (MICC) is charged with advising and assisting the MDE in the development and implementation of a statewide, comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary, interagency system that provides early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.

  • Positive Strategies for Social Emotional Development
  • During the early years, children are learning about relationships, feelings, and self-control. Teaching Your Child About Feelings from Birth to Age 2 describes practical activities and strategies to help infants and toddlers start to learn names for and express those emotions. 

    Here is an additional resource on positive strategies to use at home, Help Us Have a Good Day: Positive Strategies for Families infographic. It is also available in Spanish (español).

  • icon The Compassionate Friends
  • A self-help organization offering friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved families that have experienced the death of a child.