Eastern Upper Peninsula Early Childhood Programs & Services

A Joint Effort of the Great Start Collaborative


This page contains information regarding community resources and programs currently being offered for early childhood in Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac county.


Welcome Wee Ones

This is a family outreach project of the Chippewa County Council for Youth & Families (a designated local council of the Children's Trust Fund of Michigan). The Chippewa County Council for Youth & Families (CCCFYF) invites parents to participate in the community initiative to welcome all babies that are born to families in Chippewa County.

The Welcome Wee Ones Project Facts:

  • Available to all residents of Chippewa County
  • Free of Charge
  • Provides gifts and valuable information
  • A home visit within 3 weeks of the baby's birth
  • Confidential
  • Voluntary

To schedule a home visit or to get more information please contact:


P.O. Box 86

Sault Ste. Marie, MI  49783

Phone: (906) 635-1655

Email: cccfyf@yahoo.com

Click here for printable Welcome Wee Ones form


Imagination Library

Get On Board With The Imagination Library! If you have a child between birth and five years of age and live in Chippewa, Mackinac or Luce county, your child is eligible to receive free books. The EUP Intermediate School District,  the EUP Interagency Coordinating Council for Early Childhood Services and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library  is now available in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. Only parents can enroll a child, but anyone can sponsor a child.  If you have a special child in your life and would like to give him or her the gift of books, please consider becoming an Imagination Library sponsor.

For more information please visit: Imagination Library


Great Parents, Great Start

A Great Start for your child begins with you. Great Parents, Great Start can provide you with resources, ideas and information to help you promote positive healthy development for your young child.

If you want information on growth and development, child learning activities or have questions about your child, call Great Parents, Great Start

This is a free service available to all parents of young children.

Contact Parent Educator:

Joan Killips

906-632-3373 ext.123


Bayliss Public Library Parent Resource Section

Please visit the Bayliss Public Library's Parent Resource Section for books on parenting, improving your child’s sleep habits, and other issues affecting your child and family. These books are found in the children’s area. Please take advantage of this free resource.

If you have a community program that you would like displayed on this page, please contact:

Jessica Savoie

315 Armory Place

Sault Ste. Marie, MI  49783

Phone: (906) 632-3373, ext: 142

email: jesssicas@eup.k12.mi.us

Go to: Community Calendar

Go to: www.eupkids.com