Welcome to Early Childhood!
  • Preschool boy day dreaming while another preschool boy plays with a book in the back ground in a school setting.

  • Baby crawling to laptop computer

  • Preschool boy laughing with female teacher painting a water color picture while seated at a table. Other preschool boys and girls are painting with water colors in the background.

  • Preschool boy and father sitting on the floor laughing while using video game controls with an all white background.

  • Toddler girl smiling and coloring a picture while seated next to a toddler boy staring at a piece of paper in a classroom setting. A blurry vision of a toddler girl is seated in the background.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Early Childhood works collaboratively with Oakland County schools, families and communities to develop a systemic approach to support the development and academic achievement of all children from birth to Kindergarten.

 In our work we strive to...

Through our use and promotion of...

  • ​Improve teaching practices, classroom environment and program quality
  • Facilitate family education, involvement and engagement
  • Promote community collaboration, effectiveness and efficiency
  • Ensure support for children with developmental and behavioral challenges



  • Focused efforts to close the achievement gap
  • Research/evidenced-based practices
  • Culturally responsive approaches
  • Data-based decision-making
  • Appropriate standards
  • Deep thinking and reflective understanding about content, practice and professional development
  • Interdepartmental and partnership approaches