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Great start collaborative of jACKSON COunty

2021-2022 Preschool Interest Form Now Available

Head Start and Great Start Readiness Programs in Jackson County are currently collecting interest forms for eligible children for the 2021-2022 School Year. Children must turn 4 years old by December 1, 2021, to qualify for GSRP and 3 year old by December 1, 2021, to qualify for Head Start.

21-22 Jackson County Preschool Interest Form

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

School Readiness Committee

              Thursday, Dec. 9th 1:00-2:00 P.M.

Family Support Committee

Thursday, Dec. 9th 2:00-3:00 P.M.

             Visit our calendar for meeting location information. 

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

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6700 Browns Lake Rd., Jackson MI 49201

Preschool Hotline: 517-768-5130

Our Staff

Kelly Sheppard - Early Childhood Consultant

Bridget Griffith - Early Childhood Coordinator

Kelly Friedland - Grant Support and Data Specialist 

Jean Allison - Early Childhood Specialist

Wendy Bell - Early Childhood Specialist

Catherine Brubaker - Early Childhood Specialist

Karyn Head - Early Childhood Specialist

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These materials were developed under a grant awarded by the Michigan Department of Education.

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