A community partnership funded by the United Way of Midland
County and the Michigan Department of Education
Your Guide to the First Six Years
Congratulations on the birth of your new baby!
From the moment of birth your child begins an amazing and constant journey of learning and
developing. The first years of life are critical to a child’s future. Your child will learn best when you
provide him with love, attention, support and encouragement. Your child will have many teachers
in his or her lifetime, but none as important as you.
Midland County is committed to helping families prepare their children to enter school healthy and
ready to learn. Our goal is to ensure that every child in Midland County will have a healthy start and
a healthy future. This guide is a product of the Success By 6® Initiative, supported by a host of
community partners listed in the back of this booklet.
The guide is designed as both a place for you to store precious memories of your baby’s childhood,
as well as provide information on developmental milestones and activities to support your child’s
development. Every child is unique and will develop differently; these are some helpful guidelines for
you to follow as your child grows. If you have questions or concerns about parenting or your child’s
development, please call us as soon as possible. When it comes to infants and toddlers, every
question is a good one.
To keep up to date on current news and information for parents of young children, we would like to
invite you to participate in Success By 6®. There is no cost, just complete and mail the enclosed
postcard to be added to our mailing list, or find us online at www.sb6.org.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Success By 6® of Midland County
SUCCESS BEGINS AT BIRTH
A Guide to the First Six Years
Baby’s Brothers and Sisters
Place of Birth
Date/Time of Birth
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