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Rally Against Childhood Abuse, Neglect

Join other Childhood Advocates on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol

at 11 a.m. April 22

parade down Michigan Ave., plant a Pinwheel Garden

Sandbox News

Family Found Hope with GSRP

Saturday, April 12, 2014
When Amanda Hughes learned her youngest child, Tyler, 4, landed a spot in a Great Start Readiness program, the state-run preschool for 4-year-olds, she was thrilled for the opportunities awaiting her child.

Sandbox Party Bulletin 4.7.2014

Monday, April 7, 2014
The state Legislature is in recess and lawmakers are in their home districts. It's a good time to reach out and urge them to support budget priorities for early childhood, including the Great Start Readiness Program, home visiting and more, writes Capitol Corner's Matt Gillard.

Advocate Opinion

Doc-fix Bill Good for Michigan Kids

Friday, April 11, 2014
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month -- a time to raise awareness on this issue, which is important for Michigan since child abuse and neglect is on the rise as evidenced by the 31 percent increase in confirmed victims between 2005 and 2012.