Engaged Parents






At home, makes learning and health a priority by:
Reading with child (20 minutes a day)  
•  “I is for infant: Reading aloud to young children benefits brain development”
• Imagination Library
Little Free Library
• Great Start to Quality Family Resources 
• Saginaw County Public Libraries

Playing with child
Child Development Institute       
Math in the Mail
Saginaw County Parks
   › Park Calendar
PBS Kids
Education.com Stories 
Mid-Michigan Children's Museum   
Children's Zoo
Cool Math Games
Great Lakes Moms  

Engage in frequent conversations with your child  
“The Importance of Talking to Babies”
“How to Talk to Your Baby”

Being a good role model   
The Center for Parenting Education-Being a Role Model – The Promise and the Peril
Parent Support Programs CAN Council
Power of Dad  

Making community connections   
United Way of Saginaw Volunteer 
City of Saginaw MI Neighborhood Associations    
MOPS Bethlehem Teen      
211 Northeast Michigan      

Taking child to well child visits  Quote "Play is the work of children" -Mr. Roger
Healthy Children Well-Child Care Visits          
CDC Vaccines and Immunizations     
Is my child on track?

Providing nutritious meals and snacks   
Help Guide to Healthy Foods for Kids       
Saginaw Food Pantries     
MSU Education Family Info   

In child’s program:
Advocate for your child and their program (speak up)   
• Great Start Collaborative Parent Coalition   
Great Start to Quality 

Attends events and/or volunteers 
Great Start Collaborative Parent Coalition
United Way of Saginaw Volunteer           
“8 Benefits of Volunteering at Your Child’s School”    

Being aware and familiar with your child’s learning environment
(includes high quality childcare)    
• Great Start to Quality   
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Himama Child Care Apps for Superstar Centers Child Care Apps for Superstar Centers

Connect with other parents and teachers in your child’s program 
Great Start Collaborative Parent Coalition        
Himama Child Care Apps for Superstar Centers Child Care Apps for Superstar Centers     




Engaged Parents