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Ingham Great Start Collaborative: Birth to Five September 24th, 2013

Birth to Five is a subcommittee of the Ingham Human Services Advisory Committee (HSAC)/ Power of We which is the multipurpose collaborative board for human service agencies in the Capital Area. The Birth to Five subcommittee serves as the interagency working group for the Ingham Great Start Collaborative (GSC).

GSC – Birth to Five usually meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 549 E Mt Hope Lansing, from 1-3pm.

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*Spartan Child Development Center is a proud member of the Ingham County Great Start Collaborative: Birth to Five

Ingham Play and Learn Group September 24th, 2013

Ingham Play and Learn Groups are sponsored by Early On and Great Parents, Great Start. A play group meets at Spartan Child Development Center on Tuesday mornings, 10:00-11:00, during the school year. This play group provides free interactive activities for parents and children ages 4 years and under. For dates and to register for play groups, please call 517-244-1267.

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Student Parents on a Mission (SPOM) September 24th, 2013

SPOM provides an opportunity for student-parents to network and discover the many resource available at Michigan State University and in the surrounding communities. Meetings are held monthly during the academic year at Spartan Child Development Center, located at 33 Crescent Road in Spartan Village. The meetings often feature guest speakers who focus on topics affecting student-parents and their families. Dinner and free child care is available during SPOM meetings; RSVP is required,  432-3745 or

Great Start Parent Coalition May 24th, 2013

Please join the Ingham County Great Start Family Coalition! This group is making a difference in the lives of children in our community and by representing ALL families with children ages birth through eight years.

Purpose of the Great Start Family Coalition:

  • Build public support for Early Childhood investment.
  • Serve as a sounding board for parent members of the Great Start Collaborative (GSC).
  • Provide a “Customer” perspective to organizational members of the GSC
  • Lend support to GSC related efforts.
  • Share family resources

Please call Spartan Child Development Center for the next scheduled meeting date .

Sign up at the front desk for FREE DINNER AND FREE CHILD CARE during the meeting

International Night April 25th, 2013

Each year in April, the Spartan Child Development Center hosts International Night; an opportunity to share and celebrate diverse cultures, traditions, and beliefs within our community.

We would like to thank the following local businesses for their generous food donations towards our 2013 event:


Grand Traverse Pie Company

McAlister’s Deli

Qdoba in Okemos

Mitchell’s Fish Market

Bell’s Pizza

Woody’s Oasis


Gordon Food Service