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We are in your corner.

When it comes to parenting, everyone could use a helping hand now and then, and we’re here to lend the support you need. From baby’s first steps to that first loose tooth and beyond, parents experience just as many “firsts” as their kids do. Having a place to turn to for answers can be a big relief. Visit our new web-site to find those answers!

 And if you have any questions at all, we’re right here – in your corner.

The Parent Coalition:

 Calling all Parents of Children 12 and Under

The Great Start Parent Coalition provides practical support to parents and gives them a voice in the community on issues that affect their children.  Members of the Parent Coalition will receive:

  • Up-to-date and reliable information on infant and toddler development that is useful in the day to day adventure of raising a child
  • Opportunities to learn about parenting and child development through seminars, trainings and parent peer groups
  • Connections to community resources for raising safe, healthy and successful children
  • Notices of community and state issues that will impact children

To join the Parent Coalition please contact our Parent Liaison, Jenelle Eacker at (231)726-0502 or

Play Groups and Storytimes!!!!!

for children age Birth to  3 or 4 years old

Parents and children can play and learn through music and movement, stories, creative art and other fun activities at our Play and Learn Groups.  PLUS - you will receive a FREE book for each family!

Storytimes at your local library are full of fun and great books to read and bring home for hours of reading with little ones

Go to  events for updated schedules



GSC Great Start to QualityPreschool and Early Care


Looking for Child Care?  Visit Great Start to Quality to find a guide to selecting quality child care that will fit your unique needs.


GSRP_Logo_Official_LowResGive your child an advantage that will last a lifetime!  Research over the past fifty years has shown that children who had preschool learn both cognitive skills and social skills that puts them ahead in school and life! Muskegon County has more than 1,400  preschool  slots.... to learn more  call 231-767-  8300.                         

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Is My Child Ready for Kindergarten?

Check out this Parent's Guide to discover how you can help your child get ready for this exciting time