Great Start Collaborative of Jackson County
We still have slots available for the 22-23 if your child is 4 before December 1, 2022. If your child is 4 after December 1, 2022, we will start taking applications for the 23-24 school year starting in February. If you have any questions please call our hotline at 517-768-5130.
2022-2023 PRESCHOOL INTEREST FORM NOW AVAILABLE
Head Start and Great Start Readiness Programs in Jackson County are currently accepting interest forms for 3 and 4 year old children for the 2022-2023 School Year. Children must be 4 years old by December 1, 2022, to qualify for the Great Start Readiness Program and 3 year old by December 1, 2022, to qualify for Head Start.
FREE CHILD DEVELOPMENT TEXT MESSAGES
The Great Start Collaborative is offering a free texting service to parents and caregivers of children prenatal to age 8. Once you sign up, you will receive messages based on your child's age. You will also receive messages about events in the Jackson area.
Text GREATSTART TO 274448 to sign up today!
Families with children between the ages of 2 months and 5 years living in Jackson County can complete a FREE Ages and Stages developmental screening.
Complete the free Ages & Stages Questionnaire on your child's development.
Complete the free Ages & Stages Questionnaire on your child's social emotional development.
If you have questions or would like more information about the Ages & Stages Questionnaire, please Contact Us
GREAT START COLLABORATIVE NEWSLETTER
Sign up for the Great Start Collaborative of Jackson's monthly newsletter! This newsletter will come to your email inbox during the beginning of each month. In this newsletter you will find information on child development, social emotional resources, fun activities to do with children and much more. Also included are community events and resources that are happening around Jackson. This is a great resource to find helpful and fun information for your family!
Kelly Sheppard - Early Childhood Consultant
Bridget Griffith - Early Childhood Coordinator
Kathy Schaefer - Early Childhood Administrative and Data Support Specialist
Jean Allison - Early Childhood Specialist
Wendy Bell - Early Childhood Specialist
Catherine Brubaker - Early Childhood Specialist
Karyn Head - Early Childhood Specialist
These materials were developed under a grant awarded by the Michigan Department of Education.