Community Calendars

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Great Start recognizes the importance of community involvement and the value of opportunities for families to learn and grow together. We have created these community calendars as a way to share timely community events with you. If you know of any events please take time to add them to our community calendar or forward the information to gsevents@dsisd.net. Please encourage the agencies and organizations that you partner with to do so as well so we can have a comprehensive one stop shop for early childhood information in our communities.

Please note that there are guidelines for submissions and each will be reviewed before posting

Delta County Events Schoolcraft County Events Alger County Events Baraga County Events Chippewa County Events Dickinson County Events Gogebic County Events Houghton County Events Iron County Events Keewenaw County Events Luce County Events Mackinac County Events Marquette County Events Menominee County Events Ontonagon County Events

Free Special Education Webinars (April)

Online

April 12 Inclusion: FAPE in the LRE with Stephanie Nicholls from 12:00pm-1:30pm. Register at http://tinyurl.com/bd55xkyt April 16 Assistive Technology: More than Checking a Box with Sara Pericolosi from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Register at http://tinyurl.com/bdzz3wt4 April 19 and 26 Behavior is Communication with Sally Burton-Hoyle from 1:00pm-2:30pm. Register at https://tinyurl.com/39vrhapc April 23 How to Have Collaborative Assistive Technology Conversations with Sara Pericolosi from 6:30-7:30pm. Register […]

MI Parenting Resource

Online

Michigan State University Extension is excited to share MI Parenting Resource, a free, online program developed by our partners in MSU’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies. MiParenting Resource offers a collection of videos introducing research-supported strategies for common caregiving concerns, such as how to increase child cooperation, teach children new behaviors, and identify […]

Bees, Building Early Emotional Skills, for Early Childhood Professionals/Caregiver Supports

Online

BEES for Early Childhood Professionals is an opportunity to learn more about how children develop important social emotional skills and how you can help them learn to understand and express their emotions appropriately. We will talk about dealing with your stress as a caregiver and handling tantrums, biting and other troublesome behaviors of young children. […]

MI Parenting Resource

Online

Michigan State University Extension is excited to share MI Parenting Resource, a free, online program developed by our partners in MSU’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies. MiParenting Resource offers a collection of videos introducing research-supported strategies for common caregiving concerns, such as how to increase child cooperation, teach children new behaviors, and identify […]

Bees, Building Early Emotional Skills, for Early Childhood Professionals/Caregiver Supports

Online

BEES for Early Childhood Professionals is an opportunity to learn more about how children develop important social emotional skills and how you can help them learn to understand and express their emotions appropriately. We will talk about dealing with your stress as a caregiver and handling tantrums, biting and other troublesome behaviors of young children. […]

Paving the WaY to Self Determination Webinars (FREE!)

Online

Paving the Way to Self Determination is a program developed to support children with developmental disabilities (ages birth – 12) and their families in raising expectations people have for them by introducing the concepts and tools they need to lead self-determined lives. This series provides virtual (online) educational opportunities for children with developmental disabilities and […]

Building Resilience (for families/guardians)

Online

How do we help children with the skills they need to not just survive but thrive? Being a caretaker is hard work and at times overwhelming.   A caring and resilient adult’s role is crucial in the formation of a resilient child. In this course, we will identify the skills that go into becoming a resilient […]

MI Parenting Resource

Online

This free, online program is meant to support caregivers across the state in strengthening their parent-child relationships and gaining new tools for enhancing positive child behaviors. Through MI Parenting Resource, you will have access to a collection of brief parenting videos introducing evidence-based strategies for common caregiving concerns, such as how to increase child cooperation, […]

MI Parenting Resource

Online

Michigan State University Extension is excited to share MI Parenting Resource, a free, online program developed by our partners in MSU’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies. MiParenting Resource offers a collection of videos introducing research-supported strategies for common caregiving concerns, such as how to increase child cooperation, teach children new behaviors, and identify […]

Bees, Building Early Emotional Skills, for Early Childhood Professionals/Caregiver Supports

Online

BEES for Early Childhood Professionals is an opportunity to learn more about how children develop important social emotional skills and how you can help them learn to understand and express their emotions appropriately. We will talk about dealing with your stress as a caregiver and handling tantrums, biting and other troublesome behaviors of young children. […]

Read to Your Shelter Pet Program

Various Shelters

Introducing the Read to Your Shelter Pet Program sponsored by the amazing Literacy Legacy Fund of Michigan and UPAWS! Get ready to have loads of fun while making a positive impact on shelter animals. Here’s everything you need to know: The program will take place monthly on the third Thursday, from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM. Mark […]

MI Parenting Resource

Online

Michigan State University Extension is excited to share MI Parenting Resource, a free, online program developed by our partners in MSU’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies. MiParenting Resource offers a collection of videos introducing research-supported strategies for common caregiving concerns, such as how to increase child cooperation, teach children new behaviors, and identify […]

Bees, Building Early Emotional Skills, for Early Childhood Professionals/Caregiver Supports

Online

BEES for Early Childhood Professionals is an opportunity to learn more about how children develop important social emotional skills and how you can help them learn to understand and express their emotions appropriately. We will talk about dealing with your stress as a caregiver and handling tantrums, biting and other troublesome behaviors of young children. […]

Fee Free Day State and National Park

Isle Royal and Pictured Rocks Parks

The U.P. is home to: Michigan's only national park — Isle Royale National Park. One of the least visited national parks in the country, it is also one of the most revisited and among National Geographic's “Best of the World” list for 2021.   Also, Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore State Park is participating: Come experience the […]

MI Parenting Resource

Online

Michigan State University Extension is excited to share MI Parenting Resource, a free, online program developed by our partners in MSU’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies. MiParenting Resource offers a collection of videos introducing research-supported strategies for common caregiving concerns, such as how to increase child cooperation, teach children new behaviors, and identify […]

Bees, Building Early Emotional Skills, for Early Childhood Professionals/Caregiver Supports

Online

BEES for Early Childhood Professionals is an opportunity to learn more about how children develop important social emotional skills and how you can help them learn to understand and express their emotions appropriately. We will talk about dealing with your stress as a caregiver and handling tantrums, biting and other troublesome behaviors of young children. […]

MI Parenting Resource

Online

Michigan State University Extension is excited to share MI Parenting Resource, a free, online program developed by our partners in MSU’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies. MiParenting Resource offers a collection of videos introducing research-supported strategies for common caregiving concerns, such as how to increase child cooperation, teach children new behaviors, and identify […]

Bees, Building Early Emotional Skills, for Early Childhood Professionals/Caregiver Supports

Online

BEES for Early Childhood Professionals is an opportunity to learn more about how children develop important social emotional skills and how you can help them learn to understand and express their emotions appropriately. We will talk about dealing with your stress as a caregiver and handling tantrums, biting and other troublesome behaviors of young children. […]

MI Parenting Resource

Online

Michigan State University Extension is excited to share MI Parenting Resource, a free, online program developed by our partners in MSU’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies. MiParenting Resource offers a collection of videos introducing research-supported strategies for common caregiving concerns, such as how to increase child cooperation, teach children new behaviors, and identify […]

Bees, Building Early Emotional Skills, for Early Childhood Professionals/Caregiver Supports

Online

BEES for Early Childhood Professionals is an opportunity to learn more about how children develop important social emotional skills and how you can help them learn to understand and express their emotions appropriately. We will talk about dealing with your stress as a caregiver and handling tantrums, biting and other troublesome behaviors of young children. […]

Guiding Principles for Highly Successful Parenting Webinar Series – April-May 2024

Online

Class Information: Guiding Principles for Highly Successful Parenting is a parenting series to help you explore ways that you can be highly effective in raising your kids to be successful in school and in life. This class is meant for parents of kids from toddlers to teens and will explore: Developing family routines Developing emotional […]

MI Parenting Resource

Online

Michigan State University Extension is excited to share MI Parenting Resource, a free, online program developed by our partners in MSU’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies. MiParenting Resource offers a collection of videos introducing research-supported strategies for common caregiving concerns, such as how to increase child cooperation, teach children new behaviors, and identify […]

Bees, Building Early Emotional Skills, for Early Childhood Professionals/Caregiver Supports

Online

BEES for Early Childhood Professionals is an opportunity to learn more about how children develop important social emotional skills and how you can help them learn to understand and express their emotions appropriately. We will talk about dealing with your stress as a caregiver and handling tantrums, biting and other troublesome behaviors of young children. […]

Paving the WaY to Self Determination Webinars (FREE!)

Online

Paving the Way to Self Determination is a program developed to support children with developmental disabilities (ages birth – 12) and their families in raising expectations people have for them by introducing the concepts and tools they need to lead self-determined lives. This series provides virtual (online) educational opportunities for children with developmental disabilities and […]

The Importance of Sexuality Education for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Online

For family/guardians: The lack of sexuality and relationship education for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities can lead to high rates of abuse, being charged with sex crimes, unplanned pregnancies, and sexually transmitted infections. Explore the importance of building sexual self-advocacy skills and how to support, educate, and empower individuals with I/DD to become sexual […]

MI Parenting Resource

Online

Michigan State University Extension is excited to share MI Parenting Resource, a free, online program developed by our partners in MSU’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies. MiParenting Resource offers a collection of videos introducing research-supported strategies for common caregiving concerns, such as how to increase child cooperation, teach children new behaviors, and identify […]

Bees, Building Early Emotional Skills, for Early Childhood Professionals/Caregiver Supports

Online

BEES for Early Childhood Professionals is an opportunity to learn more about how children develop important social emotional skills and how you can help them learn to understand and express their emotions appropriately. We will talk about dealing with your stress as a caregiver and handling tantrums, biting and other troublesome behaviors of young children. […]

MI Parenting Resource

Online

This free, online program is meant to support caregivers across the state in strengthening their parent-child relationships and gaining new tools for enhancing positive child behaviors. Through MI Parenting Resource, you will have access to a collection of brief parenting videos introducing evidence-based strategies for common caregiving concerns, such as how to increase child cooperation, […]

MI Parenting Resource

Online

Michigan State University Extension is excited to share MI Parenting Resource, a free, online program developed by our partners in MSU’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies. MiParenting Resource offers a collection of videos introducing research-supported strategies for common caregiving concerns, such as how to increase child cooperation, teach children new behaviors, and identify […]

Bees, Building Early Emotional Skills, for Early Childhood Professionals/Caregiver Supports

Online

BEES for Early Childhood Professionals is an opportunity to learn more about how children develop important social emotional skills and how you can help them learn to understand and express their emotions appropriately. We will talk about dealing with your stress as a caregiver and handling tantrums, biting and other troublesome behaviors of young children. […]

Paving the WaY to Self Determination Webinars (FREE!)

Online

Paving the Way to Self Determination is a program developed to support children with developmental disabilities (ages birth – 12) and their families in raising expectations people have for them by introducing the concepts and tools they need to lead self-determined lives. This series provides virtual (online) educational opportunities for children with developmental disabilities and […]

The Importance of Sensory Play

Online

For family/guardians:  Join award-winning children’s author, educator, and disability advocate, Justine Green, Ed.D. in this fun-filled discussion on the benefits of sensory play. Learn about activities that help with fine motor, spatial awareness, and sensory skills. Dr. Green has designed her line of sensory play kits and written several books about young self-advocates – including […]

MI Parenting Resource

Online

Michigan State University Extension is excited to share MI Parenting Resource, a free, online program developed by our partners in MSU’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies. MiParenting Resource offers a collection of videos introducing research-supported strategies for common caregiving concerns, such as how to increase child cooperation, teach children new behaviors, and identify […]

Bees, Building Early Emotional Skills, for Early Childhood Professionals/Caregiver Supports

Online

BEES for Early Childhood Professionals is an opportunity to learn more about how children develop important social emotional skills and how you can help them learn to understand and express their emotions appropriately. We will talk about dealing with your stress as a caregiver and handling tantrums, biting and other troublesome behaviors of young children. […]

MI Parenting Resource

Online

Michigan State University Extension is excited to share MI Parenting Resource, a free, online program developed by our partners in MSU’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies. MiParenting Resource offers a collection of videos introducing research-supported strategies for common caregiving concerns, such as how to increase child cooperation, teach children new behaviors, and identify […]

Bees, Building Early Emotional Skills, for Early Childhood Professionals/Caregiver Supports

Online

BEES for Early Childhood Professionals is an opportunity to learn more about how children develop important social emotional skills and how you can help them learn to understand and express their emotions appropriately. We will talk about dealing with your stress as a caregiver and handling tantrums, biting and other troublesome behaviors of young children. […]

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