Great Start Collaborative
Jackson County

Ensuring a Great Start for Jackson's Children!

Early Childhood News & Information

2015-2016 Preschool Interest Form Now Available

Head Start and Great Start Readiness Programs county-wide are currently collecting interest forms for eligible children for the 2015-2016 school year.

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.

Click here to complete a free Ages & Stages Questionnaire on your child's social emotional development.  Click here for Spanish.

If you have questions or would like more information about the Ages & Stages Questionnaire, please Contact Us.

Resources & Information

Life-Long Success

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.

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Great Start Collaborative of Jackson County     6700 Browns Lake Rd, Jackson, MI  49201

Phone: 517-768-5281

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