Important Message to our Childcare Providers:

We are here for you! You will continue to receive email updates as we have new information . We also are developing virtual taring opportunities for ELC classes. Those of you in the CDA training can continue through virtual training session. 


As many of you continue providing childcare to those in need, please know how much we appreciate your service and commitment.


We continue wishing you good health and well being  for each of you and your families.

For Childcare Providers

Become a better-rated, better-trained, better-paid childcare provider today!


From helping you as an individual childcare provider receive more trainings to guiding your childcare center through the Great Start to Quality rating system, Leaps & Bounds is here.

ELC and CDA Trainings

Early Learning Communities & Child Development Associate


Early Learning Communities (ELC) Trainings

Early Learning Communities (ELCs) provides an ongoing quality improvement program for early care and
education providers and caregivers delivered through Neighborhood Training Sites throughout the
counties of Wayne, Macomb and Oakland and supported by a Regional Resource Center. Leaps and
Bounds Family Services provides training in a variety of locations in Macomb and Wayne counties and
the city of Detroit. Services include:

  • Training for child care licensing is available for all providers including registered relative and friend providers, licensed family and home providers and those working in childcare centers   

  • A free lending library of books, educational materials and a laminating machine is available at the Warren site. This is available for ALL providers

  • Over 30 training sessions are offered monthly

  • All Trainings use Instructional design and all trainers are approved by the state’s registry and participate in ongoing professional development

These trainings take place at 4 locations:


  13560 E. McNichols Detroit, MI  48205  (Room 18)


  8129 Packard Warren, MI  48089 (9 Mile and Van Dyke area)


  17567 Hubbell Detroit, MI  48235 (Outer Drive & Hubbell)



  14000 Metro Parkway Sterling Heights, MI 48312 (at Schoenherr)


 6123 Central City Parkway Westland, MI 48185

If you'd like to attend a training (or several!), please call 313-402-0802 or register through the link below:

Quality Improvement Services

Great Start to Quality Orientation and STAR Rating Assistance

Leaps & Bounds provides quality improvement services to childcare providers, and is a registered provider of Great Start to Quality's Resource Centers and Orientation. We are here to help your center navigate the Great Start to Quality and STAR rating system.

Great Start to Quality is Michigan's quality rating and improvement system that supports programs and providers in their efforts to provide high-qualify care while helping families find and choose quality programs that meet their children's needs.

There are numerous benefits to connecting your center to Great Start to Quality, including: 

  • quality improvements supports including coaching, consultation, training, professional development and workforce development

  • a profile that can be personalized and used for marketing to show your program's success

  • Providing an unbiased assessment of care provided

  • Having a consistent set of program quality indicators to measure quality

  • access to a local Great Start to Quality Resource Center (that's us @ Leaps & Bounds!) with a lending library that has books, CDs and other learning materials


(586) 759-3895

8129 Packard Avenue, Warren, MI 48089

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