Great Start Collaborative
Jackson County

Ensuring a Great Start for Jackson's Children!

Early Childhood News & Information

Early Childhood Programming Letters of Intent

The Great Start Collaborative of Jackson County is accepting Letters of Intent for the 2017-2018 Great Start Collaborative/Early Childhood Programming Grant via this online form: Great Start Early Childhood Programming Letter of Intent. After completing the form, please be prepared to send a general budget of your program via email. We will be accepting grant applications through August 4th at 12:00 PM. Typical grant awards range between $1,000 and $20,000.

2017-2018 Preschool Interest Form Now Available

Head Start and Great Start Readiness Programs county-wide are currently collecting interest forms for eligible children for the 2017-2018 school year. 

Not sure what type of program is right for your 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 to see if your child may qualify for a free preschool experience.

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.

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

Upcoming Committee Meetings

Family Support: Thursday, 8/10 1:00-2:00 P.M

School Readiness: Tuesday, 8/15 4:00-5:00 P.M.

Great Start Families: Community Fair - American 1 Events Center                                      Friday, 9/22 10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

If you would like to join a Great Start Collaborative committee or would like additional information, Contact Us.

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

Jackson County Preschool Hotline: 517-768-5130

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