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Michigan educators launch program for parents and preschoolers

ALPENA, Mich. — Yesterday, Michigan educators launched a statewide program to help parents ensure their preschoolers aren’t missing developmental milestones.

Thrive From Home is Michigan’s first curriculum put in place for parents to identify their kids learning delays.

Because of COVID–19, many childcare facilities are closed preventing educators from detecting if a child is falling behind.

According to Alpena’s Early On Coordinator, Shawna Boyd, ages three to five are the most critical for development.

Boyd spoke about specific challenges parents in Northeast Michigan are facing and the importance of peer modeling.

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