Raising healthy, happy children is made easier through the combined efforts of your community. Great Start Collaborative of Kent County has assembled valuable information, so you can effectively prepare your children for kindergarten and beyond. From tips on bonding with your baby to nutritional advice, we cover what you need to know to help your child reach every developmental milestone.
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WGVU – Success Basics
WGVU has created a wonderful resource for parents and children featuring the Success Basics! Find all kinds of resources tied to your child's favorite PBS show!
Kent District Library – Early Literacy
Did you know Kent District Library has Success Basics integrated into all of their early literacy information and resources? Head over to their website to learn more
Zero to Three – State of Babies Yearbook 2019
What is the state of Michigan's babies? Good Health, Strong Families, and Positive Early Learning Experiences are three important indicators.
Early Literacy Calendar
The Great Start Collaborative of Kent County has produced a literacy calendar for providers, teachers, and parents to use in their classrooms and homes.
The Gap Analysis
The Gap Analysis is a scan of the capacity of our early childhood landscape here in Kent County.
Kids Count is a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and a premier source of data on children and families.
GREAT START COLLABORATIVE KENT COUNTY
Funding from the Office of Great Start within the Michigan Department of Education supports the implementation of Great Start.