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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: Parents, You Got This!

First Steps Kent

The first few years of life – between birth and kindergarten – are when a child’s brain will grow the fastest. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, parents are home with their children now more than ever. Parents, it’s important to know that you were made to be your child’s first and most important teacher. Don’t let that scare you, your child was born ready and excited to learn. They just need your love and guidance to get a great start.


Anissa Eddie, Pritzker Early Childhood Fellow with First Steps Kent and K-Connect, is here to discuss a new campaign, “You Got This”, to support parents of young children. Follow WGVU and First Steps Kent on social media as we share resources for parents. For simple tips, and local information and resources, visit https://www.firststepskent.org/yougotthis . For additional everyday activities and tips for parents and caregivers to try at home, visit PBS KIDS for Parents https://www.pbs.org/parents

Shelley Irwin is the host and producer for The WGVU Morning Show, a newsmagazine talk-show format on the local NPR affiliate Monday through Friday. The show, broadcast from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. features a wide variety of local and national newsmakers, plus special features.
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