Early Childhood Programs
It is never too early to prepare for your child's future. Research on brain development has documented that the future education and well-being of a child is formed very early.
The majority of the brain is developed during the first three years of life. Research shows that early experiences and early learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. Infants and toddlers are pre-programmed to learn, but they only learn from the experiences that we provide for them.
The Monroe County ISD is working to ensure that the resources and tools are available to give every child a healthy, enriched start to learning and life.
General Education Programs
Groups meet at local schools throughout the county. All families with children 18 months-3 years are welcome.
The Early Literacy Program supports local efforts to enhance the early language, literacy, and pre-reading development of preschool-age children through strategies, professional development and early childhood literacy programs that focus on all areas of development, with special emphasis on the early language, cognitive, and pre-reading skills that prepare children for school success.
Special Education Programs
Available to families with children birth to three who may have a developmental delay or physical impairment.
Programming for exceptional children, birth to 3 years of age.
The Great Start Collaborative is a partnership of local stakeholders and parents who are committed to establishing and maintaining a comprehensive early childhood system that will address all factors that influence a child's readiness for school and life. Visit the Great Start Collaborative website by clicking the link above.
Be Their Hero is a statewide initiative supported in Monroe County by the Monroe County Intermediate School District (MCISD) and the public school districts in partnership with many community businesses and agencies.
Be Their Hero from Age Zero Summer Camp
This summer camp is offered to any family in Monroe County with a child between the ages of 2-5 years old. Camp is held weekly throughout the summer and is sponsored by the Monroe County Intermediate School District and many Monroe County businesses and agencies. Emphasis is placed on summer activities to help the child develop in all areas.
Baby Net is a coordinated effort by Monroe County ISD, the Children's Advocacy Network (CAN) Council, United Way and ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital to provide packets of information to the parents of newborns delivered in Toledo and Monroe area hospitals.