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 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.

Imagination Library Fundraiser at Red Egg Farm

Join us for a fun fall day in the corn maze at Red Egg Farm. On Sunday, October 25 from 10:00am-6:00pm Red Egg Farm (9123 Spring Arbor Rd., Spring Arbor) will be donating admission to their corn maze to Imagination Library of Jackson County. Admission is $2 per person. For more information on Red Egg Farm visit them on Facebook

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.

Upcoming Committee Meetings

Executive Committee: Tuesday,10/27 12:30-2:00 P.M. 

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

Great Start Families: Monday, 10/19 5:30-7:30 P.M.

Imagination Library Fundraising Council:Tuesday,10/20 12-1:30 

School Readiness: Tuesday, 10/20 4:00-5:00 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

Phone: 517-768-5281

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