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WGVU By Leaps & Bounds
00000179-f232-de1b-a9f9-f2fa97a20003Investments in high-quality early childhood care, education, and support programs do more than help children – they also strengthen our workforce and economy. How are communities in West and Southwest Michigan approaching prevention and early intervention in these systems of care? How do the programs benefit children, families, care and education providers, businesses, and taxpayers? Where are the gaps, and how do we fill them? Come along as we take a closer look.

By Leaps & Bounds: What’s LOVE got to do with it?

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All parents want to give their children a strong start in life, and caring for yourself helps you care for your child. Infants and toddlers thrive when their world feels loving, safe, and predictable. When parents express their love and respond to their child’s needs, it teaches children that they can count on their parent. Over time, showing love and responding helps children learn to manage their feelings and behavior. As they grow, feeling secure in their relationships gives children the confidence they need to explore, learn, and take on life’s challenges.

Great Start Collaborative of Kent County

Young children are affected by the emotions of the caregivers in their lives - it is important to find practical strategies that help parents cope with stress. Tequia Adams, Manager of the Baby Scholars Program with Spectrum Health/Strong Beginnings; and Anthony Queen, Parent Liaison with the Great Start Parent Coalition of Kent County are here to discuss. For more information, visit: www.successstartsearly.org, greatstartkent.org, and www.strongbeginningskent.org.

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