The Le Leche League offers meetings and support for breastfeeding mothers.

The Le Leche League offers meetings and support for breastfeeding mothers.

Great Start to Quality helps parents find the best child care and preschool for their child, and helps providers improve the care and education they give to children. Standards set by Great Start to Quality are used to rate child care and preschool programs to ensure that Michigan’s youngest children have high-quality early learning experiences.  

Apply for any and all Ingham County Head Start and Great Start preschools and see if your child is eligible for free tuition.

Play and Learn Groups provide activities for families to play alongside their children and explore many developmental domains including sensory experiences, motor skills, and language skills. Information on topics related to young children and parenting is shared, as well as connections to community resources. Groups are offered in a variety of locations across the Ingham service area.

The Ingham GSC publishes a Parent Resource Guide for parents with children birth to 5. The guide includes community agency descriptions and contact information on the following six topics: Prenatal Education; Parent Education Classes; Parent Support Groups;Parenting Resources; Home Visitation; and Parent-Child Activities. 

Check out Lansing Area Kids for all things that you can do with your children in the Lansing Area!  This resource includes a blog, a weekly newsletter sent directly to your inbox, and social media outlets to keep you informed on local events, camps, preschools, consignment sales, and more! 

This website contains a national survey that women can take following the birth of a child rating and evaluating the care she received from her care provider.  You can search for care providers in your area and read any reviews before choosing your doctor or midwife.

The Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) Keystone Center brings together hospitals, state and national patient safety experts, and evidence-based best practices to improve patient safety and reduce healthcare costs.

This blog is a written by Rebecca L. Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN who is very detailed in citing her sources on the evidence regarding common practices in obstetric care.