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Early Learning for Ages 0-5 Years

You are your child’s first and most important teacher

You are your baby's first teacher

You already have what it takes (Vroom Tips)

Brain building with your child during their first 5 years gives them a strong base for lifelong learning

Sing. Say. Point. Play.

These 4 simple actions can help babies learn to talk and children learn to read.

Singing helps your young child develop an awareness of different sounds.

Your child learns to talk by hearing your words.

When your child points, she is telling you what is important.

Your child makes sense of the world when he plays.

Zero to Three

ZERO TO THREE works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the family and community connections critical to their well-being and development. Healthy connections help build babies’ brains.

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What to look for in a high quality childcare or preschool

Early Childcare

Oakland Schools Early Childhood 

Birth to Kindergarten

​Early Childhood works collaboratively with Oakland County schools, families and communities to develop a systemic approach to support the development and academic achievement of all children from birth to Kindergarten.


3-5 Years Old

Free, high quality preschool programs are available through Head Start and the Great Start Readiness Program.

Great Start to Quality

0-5 Years Old

Great Start to Quality helps Michigan families find and choose quality child care programs that meet their children's needs. 

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Early On 

0-3 Years Old

Early On® Oakland is a system of services for families of children birth to three years, who have a health condition or a developmentally delay.

Build Up Michigan 

3-5 Years Old

Build Up helps parents and their children, ages 3 through 5, get additional educational support as they begin and continue to learn the skills needed to enter kindergarten.

ASQ Developmental Screening 

0-5 Years Old

Help Me Grow (HMG) is a free, online child development screening tool to help monitor early childhood development. 

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