"Focusing on creative and collaborative action on the health, education, social and economic needs of at-risk children and families."
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.