21Sep/17
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Maternal Infant Health Has Value; Can it Maintain Practicality?

What a gem of a program it is.  Michigan’s Maternal Infant Health Program or MIHP provides a home care model that serves the needs of lower income mothers and infants and promotes more stable births and early childhood development.  Allowing professional nurses, social workers, lactation consultants and others to have access to these families is a noble thing to do. At the same time, you can talk to any provider and hear stories of soRead More…

04Sep/17
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Math Really is a Big Deal for Kids…

While there are challenges, operating a child day care and/or an early childhood education program can be lots of fun.  A key ingredient in killing the time in some programs can be developing and using fun ways to make math come alive for children. Think about how often math matters to us adults:  From something as simple as adding up our groceries in our head to embarking on highly technical careers in the sciences, engineeringRead More…

22Mar/17
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Choices Make our Training Approach Special….

All over the world providers of care to children in day care and in early childhood education are constantly polishing their competence.  Utilizing innovative products is a big part of that. While it is true that for the most part – humans are humans – and we have been for thousands of years, today we are influenced by different things and even children are subjected to new pressures and highly varied environments.  When you addRead More…

04Feb/17
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Protecting Children a Whole New Science Today….

There has never been a time when protecting children was not important.  Most would agree, however, that today things are quite different.  Children, including adolescents are exposed to so much today from peers, television and, of course, the internet.  This recent episode of the Dr. Phil show provides a glimpse into the reality of the times in which we live. (Click Here) Hearing stories about young girls running away with adult men who are nothingRead More…

27Jan/17
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Take Your Knocks; But Respond Appropriately…

Who in business has not taken a knock or two?  The same applies bureaucratically.  Local, state and federal government departments are probably sued more than private businesses, not to mention maligned.  Obviously in a world where every story has at least 3 sides, much of what we hear fails the test of legitimacy. So what is the best response when a small or even medium sized business owner has to deal with a former employeeRead More…

10Dec/16
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Professional Development Must Include Autism Related Info

Child care providers have so much to juggle.  Every year when continuing education time rolls around, the truly progressive child care worker always searches for more insight into how best to work with children diagnosed with autism or asperger syndrome.  Developing and re-developing such a knowledge base is a major contributor to widening not only whom we can serve but how effectively we can do so. This applies in child cay care environments as wellRead More…

20Nov/16
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Newly Revised Course on Security Protocol

Press Release Blog Item Newly Revised Course on Security Protocol in Child Care and Early Childhood Education Settings Released to Child Care Providers Internationally – New Twist on Management of Toxic Gases Livonia, Michigan (USA) – Child Care Training & Resource Center, Inc., an international provider of relevant, practical and meaningful training materials for child care providers is announcing its revised version of its Course 1222 – Security Measures that Contribute to Environmental Safety. InRead More…

02Oct/16

Good Communication Helps Mothers Understand Processes

Today one of our company officers was approached by a young mother.  She and her child have been enrolled into the Michigan Maternal Infant Health Program, (MIHP).  She expressed being disheartened since the company that provides the MIHP services had not visited her new baby for four, (4) months.  The mother is the cousin of our company CEO, Mr. Bruce McCollum.  They encountered one another in a family waiting area of Detroit’s Henry Ford HospitalRead More…

21Sep/16

Parental Education MIHP Offers Could Add Prevention of Tragedy

In Detroit, Michigan a mom and dad are under arrest after bringing their unresponsive 11-month old baby to the hospital.  The child was dead.  Stories in the press indicate the father may have rolled over on the baby during sleep.  The same story reports that this  couple buried another child a couple of years ago.  Click Here for the actual news story. While no program or publicly funded initiative can eliminate all neglect and wantonRead More…

04Sep/16

Mothers Must Embrace all the Community Has to Offer

As a provider for Michigan’s Maternal Infant Health Program we subscribe to two major ideals:  Reliability and Professionalism.  Reliability extends to our remaining true to the main tenets of the program and that includes being an informational resource for new mothers. We want to actively help in assessing and helping mothers manage risks that may be associated with environment, access to daily necessities, transportation, parental bonding and more. Professionalism extends to our efficient management, communicationRead More…

23Jun/16
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Maternal Infant Health Must Focus on Cognitively Impaired Women

MIHP or the Maternal Infant Health Program is Michigan’s largest home visiting program for Medicaid-eligible pregnant women and infants.  Many other states have equivalent initiatives.  Key program components are: It provides home visitation support and care coordination for pregnant women and infants on Medicaid. Services are intended to supplement regular prenatal/infant care and to assist healthcare providers in managing the beneficiary’s health and well-being. This business model actually allows the MIHP provider to become anRead More…

18Apr/16
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Free Training Opportunity Met with Huge Response…

Hundreds arranged to download or receive via email the free training course entitled:  Correction that Motives, Encourages and Inspires.  It is our Course Number 1214.  During the week of April 11, 2016 we allowed child care providers to have this 3-hour continuing education course free for 7 days. The course gives specific insights into how to draw attention to areas of behavioral problems in a child without killing their personal spirit and crushing their potentialRead More…

13Apr/16
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Infant Mortality Rates a Public Health Issue

Infant mortality is the death of a child less than one year of age. It is measured as infant mortality rate (IMR), which is the number of deaths of children under one year of age per 1000 live births.  It is a serious concern in every corner of America. An indication of that includes how Gov. John Kasich, (R-Ohio) announced new efforts recently to try to reduce Ohio’s infant mortality rate by targeting “hot spot”Read More…

11Apr/16
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Unfounded Molestation Complaints Not Slacking Off….

“Children perceive things differently” was the opening sentence by a criminal defense attorney who was representing a director of a child day care center.  A set of twins in the care of her and her husband had now accused them of sexually inappropriate behavior.  It happens. What is important is that when these accusations occur, a center is able to demonstrate that it has more than adequately invested into the kind of training that impartsRead More…

09Apr/16
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Liability Must be Addressed Proactively

Every business has to be liability conscious.  Let’s face it we live in a certain kind of society.  In addition, being liability conscious helps us to create safe, fair, informative, beneficial business environments that serve lofty purposes so its not all bad to be liability focused. In child care, perception is also an issue.  At any given time we may be called upon to care for a child who has been exposed to circumstances wayRead More…