Montcalm area helps parents to talk to kids about Cultural Awarness

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The Montcalm Area Intermediate School District is helping train parents on talking to their kids about race and culture. The training will explore different cultures and offer scripts for talking to children about race. The program is free and will take place at the Montcalm Area ISD, 621 North New St, Stanton, MI 48888 on April 23, 2014 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm.

Ten Great Start to Quality Resource Centers are located in eleven regions throughout Michigan to help support providers and educators improve the quality of their programs and care.  The Great Start to Quality Western Resource Center serves Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola and Ottawa Counties. For more information, log onto http://www.greatstartconnect.org

Did You Know?

Studies prove that high-quality child care and preschool can:

  • Erase achievement gaps for most at-risk children
  • Increase overall academic achievement for all kids
  • Significantly reduce the need for special education, remedial classes or repeating grades
  • Increase graduation rates
  • More than double the odds of enrollment in a four-year college
  • Save as much as $16 on welfare, criminal justice, special education and other social expenses for every $1 spent on high quality services for low-income children

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