Michigan State University Extension
Thomas G. Coon, Director
Agriculture Hall, Room 108
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1039
Search or browse these story-stretching ideas to find great ways to expand children's books with related language and literacy, math, science, art, social skills, music, movement and more. The ideas are especially designed to help young children of different ages expand their learning from children's books. The story-stretching ideas can be used in many different areas of the curriculum in both child care classrooms, family child care homes and by parents with their young children.
There are three ways to see the story-stretching ideas:
New laws passed in Michigan require food service establishments to employ “certified food managers” who must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge in the areas of food safety, food sanitation, and the current concepts and principles of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP). By June 30, 2009, Michigan food service establishments must have a certified full-time managerial employee. The MSU Extension ServSafe training provides food workers with the training, knowledge and preparation needed to take the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification Exam. Successfully passing the exam is required for certification.
Website containing links to 4-H Youth Development programs that help to prevent risk behavior in young people, prepare them for responsible adulthood and build the skills they need to negotiate a rapidly changing society.
PowerPoint presentation on Be The "E" program, an entrepreneurship program for youth and teens. Offers tips for getting started with an entrepreneurial idea.
Home Maintenance and Repair
Home Maintenance and Repair database
Are you a new homeowner or do you have some long-overdue home maintenance challenges? Would you like to make your own environmentally and economically friendly cleaning supplies? Check out these and numerous other household topics on the MSU Extension Home Maintenance and Repair Database.
This online resource features simple procedures for making home repairs and performing home maintenance tasks. Discover simple carpet stain removal strategies and other cleaning tips, and information about everything from spring cleaning to winterizing a vacation home.
Parenting Education from MSU
The MSUE Parenting Education website has many new features. If you have not done so, make sure you visit this site today! The purpose of this website is to provide a variety of resources for Extension Educators, parents and others seeking parenting education information. This website uses several databases to provide a central location for parenting curriculum and models, research journal articles, podcasts, newsletters, fact sheets, funding information and other resources.
MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status. Issued in furtherance of MSU Extension work, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Thomas G. Coon, Director, MSU Extension, East Lansing, MI 48824. This information is for educational purposes only. Reference to commercial products or trade names does not imply endorsement by MSU Extension or bias against those not mentioned.