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Thrive Early Education & Child Care Consulting offers a full range of early childhood education and child care consulting services designed to meet the needs of local childcare operators or early education programs.

Thrive Early Education & Child Care Consulting works with childcare programs of all sizes to support their development and operations. Over the years, we have engaged in various child care consulting projects — from child care operations to program development from the ground up, through child care program launch to long-term child care operations, and assisted in earning a Great Start to Quality rating.


Comprehensive Child Care Facility Planning 

Our consultation service can guide you through all the challenges of opening and running a childcare facility or other childcare business operations.

  • Developing your business plan
  • Attaining your license

  • Setting up the facility
  • Exploring the market and determining the best location
  • Building quality childcare programs and meals
  • Working with the local, state, and federal governments
  • Screening and interviewing potential caregivers
  • On-going employee training and motivation
  • Managing your finances and books
  • Establishing health, safety, and security policies and procedures
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Conducting day-to-day operations
  • CDA Support

Reaching a Great Start Quality Standard

Great Start to Quality is Michigan’s quality rating and improvement system. It supports programs and providers to provide high-quality care while helping families find and choose quality programs that meet their children’s needs. Great Start to Quality helps you get the tools and childcare provider resources you need to succeed. The goal is to ensure every young child in Michigan has a high-quality learning experience. Thrive Early Education & Consulting can help you implement the Great Start to Quality Standards into your childcare.

See our two-time 5-Star child care Little Sprouts Enrichment Child Care in action!

The Highscope Experience

Highscope promotes "Active Learning" and active participation from children. Children have hands-on experiences with people, objects, events, and ideas. Children's interests and choices are at the heart of HighScope programs. The HighScope program develops in children a broad range of skills, including:

• communication skills,

• interpersonal skills,

• and problem-solving skills

that are essential for successful living in a rapidly changing society. The Highscope Curriculum encourages initiative by providing children with materials, equipment, and time to pursue activities they choose. Let us help you implement Highscope into your childcare program.


"I’m Kamillia Bagley, IMH-E® founder of Thrive Early Education & Child Care Consulting. As the Lead Child Care Consultant at, Thrive Early Education & Child Care Consulting, I have a unique combination of experience and knowledge based on close to 2 decades of child care consulting and experience in early childhood education and child care. I have supported childcare programs through many different childcare-related initiatives. I am the owner and Director of Little Sprouts Enrichment Child Care, a two-time 5-Star Great Start to Quality Child Care. The United Way also featured me as an Influential Woman in Child Care in 2022.  I know child care — from the beginning through entire program operations and team-building. ​I know more than a little about early childhood educators — because I’m one too.



Thrive Early Education & Child Care Consulting is a great place whether you are starting a new childcare business or need support establishing systems to grow your existing child care or early education program. Consultations are scheduled face-to-face with Kamillia Bagley, IMH-E®, via a Zoom video or a regular conference call. The conversation can be as short as 20 minutes or up to 180 minutes, with the option of an onsite consultation for an additional fee. All topics discussed in a Child Care Consultation are treated as confidential. This service is an excellent way to access professional childcare consulting advice, expertise, information, and more.

Compare the our service packages and find the best fit for your needs.

General Support


Best for General Inquiries.

20 ​min​ute session

Onsite Consultation (local), 30 minute session +$49

Eligible for Upgrade.

Great Start Support


Best for Quality Rating, Highscope, & CDA Support.

2 hour session

Onsite​ Consultation (local), 30 minute session +$49

Ask for more details.

Comprehensive Support


Best for Start-ups & Establishing Systems.

3 hour session

Onsite Consultation (local), 30 minute session +$49

Ask for more details.

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