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Michigan Education Savings Program
Michigan Education Savings Program:  529 college savings plan which allows families to save for tuition, room & board, mandatory fees and equipment... More...

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Michigan Department of Education
Michigan Department of Education:  Information about the Culture of Reading, M-STEP, Parent Engagement, and other programs. More...

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Michigan Low Incidence Outreach
Michigan Low Incidence Outreach:  Provides outreach services to children with a visual impairment, students who are deaf and/or hard of hearing and... More...

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Michigan Parent Teacher Association
Michigan Parent Teacher Association:  Provides support, information and resources to families focused on the health and education of children. Resources... More...

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Michigan Reads!
Michigan Reads!:  Early literacy resource links for parents and caregivers: activity-oriented sites, development states, book lists, in-state organizations... More...

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Pure Michigan - Kids
Pure Michigan - Kids:  Official website for Michigan travel, events, and activities.  Find hot spots, attractions, dining, campgrounds, hotels, and... More...

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Student Inspiration Project
Student Inspiration Project:  Programs designed for improving the educational experience and outcomes for students grades 4 - 8. Includes "almost... More...

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Action for Healthy Kids ©
Action for Healthy Kids ©:  "Fights childhood obesity, undernourishment and physical inactivity by helping schools become healthier places so... More...

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AllSafeSites
AllSafeSites:   Kid-friendly directory and search engine for fun, educational and SAFE websites. Each site has been personally reviewed and recommended... More...

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Children's Book a Day Almanac
Children's Book a Day Almanac:   If you have kids, this is one of the best page-a-day calendars you could hope for, celebrating a children's... More...

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Children's Notable Lists
Children's Notable Lists:  Each year the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, identifies... More...

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Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media:  Provides trustworthy reviews and top picks to help families make informed decisions on media choices. Reviews cover movies, tv,... More...

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Database of Award Winning Children's Literature
Database of Award Winning Children's Literature:  Contains over 7,000 records from 84 awards across six English-speaking countries. Each book is indexed... More...

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Day By Day
Day By Day:   Family literacy calendar featuring a song to sing, free book to read on Tumblebook, video to watch, activity, and additional exploration... More...

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EduGuide
EduGuide:   Publications, programs, and online tools to help parents teach personal development goals to their children. Long-term goal setting and... More...

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Great Websites for Kids
Great Websites for Kids:  Collections of sites for parents, caregivers and teachers in 8 areas: animals, the arts, history and biography, literature... More...

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Kids Count Data Center
Kids Count Data Center:  Reliable data for states, cities, counties, and school districts concerning the general welfare, education, and economic conditions... More...

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Kids Health
Kids Health:  Health articles, animations, and games developed by medical experts.  Includes areas for kids, teens, and parents each with its own... More...

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Michigan Activity Pass (MAP)
Michigan Activity Pass (MAP):  Discover Michigan using your library card. Click "More" for promotional materials links. Check out a pass... More...

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Michigan Authors and Illustrators
Michigan Authors and Illustrators:  General interest. Searcheable database of Michigan authors and illustrators that provides biographical and contact... More...

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Michigan Education Trust (MET)
Michigan Education Trust (MET):  Official website. Pre-purchase undergraduate tuition for a child residing in Michigan at any Michigan public university... More...

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National Association for the Education of Young Children for Families  (NAEYC)
National Association for the Education of Young Children for Families (NAEYC):   Find resources and tips for child development, reading and writing,... More...

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National Center for Learning Disabilities
National Center for Learning Disabilities:   Strives to improve the lives of all people with learning difficulties and disabilities by empowering... More...

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National Parenting Center
National Parenting Center:   Parenting support and advice furnished by some of the world’s most respected authorities in the field of child... More...

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OK2SAY
OK2SAY:  Student safety initiative which enables students and others to confidentially report potential harm or criminal activities aimed at students,... More...

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Parenting.org
Parenting.org:   Free online resource from the parenting experts at Boys Town.  Includes parenting guides, ask a question feature, topics covering... More...

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Pathways to Potential
Pathways to Potential:  State of Michigan program designed to help students and their families eliminate barriers to success.  Provides human... More...

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Play-Grow-Read
Play-Grow-Read:  Literacy activities for ages birth through five. Includes craft recipes, book lists, activities to do around the house, developmental... More...

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Reading Rockets
Reading Rockets:  National multimedia project that offers reading strategies, lessons, and activities to assist parents, teachers and other educators... More...

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Reading to Learn: Upper Elementary Reading Skills
Reading to Learn: Upper Elementary Reading Skills:   Is your upper elementary reader on track? Site offers descriptions of reading milestone in fluency,... More...

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Reading Tub
Reading Tub:   Looking for a unique age appropriate book to read with your child? Check out the reviews compiled by this volunteer-driven, non-profit... More...

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Understood
Understood:  For parents with children ages 3-20 with learning and attention issues. Resources from 15 industry nonprofits including the National Center... More...

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Zero to Three
Zero to Three:   National nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and the know-how to nurture... More...

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¡Colorín Colorado!
¡Colorín Colorado!:   Free web-based service that provides information, activities and advice for educators and Spanish-speaking families of English... More...

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