Great Start Collaborative
Ensuring a Great Start for Jackson's Children!
2015-2016 Preschool Interest Form Now Available
Not sure what type of program is right for you child? Check out the Jackson County Free Preschool Brochure.
Ready to start the application process? Visit our Preschool Partnership page to complete an interest form.
March 14th Jackson Family Expo - Families Gettin' Fit & Havin' Fun
2015 Jackson Family Expo celebrating Parenting Awareness Month is March 14 from 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. at Westwood Mall. Interactive activities for the whole family every 10 minutes in the Fit & Fun Zone including: African Drums, Zumba, Piloxing, and Action Martial Arts. For more information, view the event flyer here.
Free Online Developmental Screening
Families with children between the ages of 2 months and 5 years residing in Jackson County can complete a FREE Ages and Stages developmental screening.
Click here to complete a free Ages & Stages Questionnaire on your child's development.
Resources & Information
The early years of a child's life provide the physical and emotional framework that shapes individual potential. During the early years a child's development is rapid and extensive.
Experiences in these years establish intelligence, behavioral patterns, and other personality traits that will persist throughout a lifetime.
These experiences take place in the context of family and community life molded by economic and social conditions.
The Great Start System recognizes that early childhood experiences are most profound in Five Key Areas:
Visit each of the component areas above to learn more about the local work of Jackson's Great Start Collaborative.