kids and teacher at computer
Early Childhood Calendar

Early Childhood Calendar

Michelle Brahaney Ed. S.
Assistant Superintendent
Special Education & Early Childhood Services
734-242-5799 x1400 
Katie Bourbina
Early Childhood Special Education
734-242-5799 x1600 
Christine Todd
Early Childhood Literacy Consultant
Curriculum and Instruction
734-242-5799 x1328 
Nicole VanDaele
Head Start
734.242.5799 x3010 

Early Childhood Services

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

Parent/Child Readiness Groups

Groups meet at local schools throughout the county. All families with children 18 months-3 years are welcome.

Early Childhood Literacy

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

Early On

Available to families with children birth to three who may have a developmental delay or physical impairment.

Early Childhood Program

Programming for exceptional children, birth to 3 years of age.

Community Programs/Initiatives

Great Start Collaborative

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.

Be Their Hero from Age Zero

"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 and is sponsored by the Monroe County Intermediate School District. Emphasis is placed on summer activities to help the child develop in all areas.

Baby Net

Baby Net is a coordinated effort by Monroe County ISD, the Children's Advocacy Network (CAN) Council and the Early On Healthy Start program to provide packets of information to the parents of newborns delivered in Toledo and Monroe area hospitals.