"Focusing on creative and collaborative action on the health, education, social and economic needs of at-risk children and families."
All of us at Leaps and Bounds Family Services are thinking about each of you and your families. We hope you are all safe and healthy. Our commitment to service delivery remains strong.
All work with Families is continuing via telephone calls, Zoom meetings, and check-ins.
All work with ChildCare providers continues. See our Training Schedule for a full list of ELC trainings. Click the following link to begin CDA Course Registration. Also check with the MI Registry for additional classes. All trainings are provided remotely through Zoom.
Please take care of yourselves and those around you. As individuals who care for children as parents, as childcare providers as agency staff, our hope is that children will continue to learn and thrive through our collective care.
Our Newsletter is here!
Click here to read our 2022-2023 Winter Newsletter!
Register for the 2023 Annual Dinner!
Annual Fundraising Dinner Event and Silent Auction: May 10, 2023. Click here for more details!
Now is the time to get your CDA!
Enrollment for Summer CDA Courses begins now! Click here to begin CDA Course Registration
Begin the enrollment process for Cohort 16 today!
Private Training Opportunity
Bring Early Learning Communities Professional Development to your Licensed Center:
Click here for more information on how your center can hold a private training session!
Our Programs and Services
We are Gold Star certified for our CDA program!
United Way for Southeastern Michigan and Leaps and Bounds Family Services, a United Way Early Learning Center (ELC), have been awarded the prestigious CDA (Child Development Associate) Gold Standard SM Award from the Council for Professional Recognition. The Council granted the award in recognition of the two entities’ expertise in providing exceptional CDA training toward preparing students for successful careers in early childhood education.
Criteria that must be met in earning the CDA Gold Standard includes successful demonstration of three of the Council’s industry-leading principles of:
Alignment with the CDA formal education coursework in eight subject areas.
Sound business policies and practices.
Quality student services that meet their educational and professional needs.
We are Guidestar Platinum!
We are very proud to have achieved the highest rating from Guide Star: Platinum which shows we are committed to the highest levels of transparency and outcomes.