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Early Childhood

 

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Learn and Play with
Bright Beginnings

We empower parents with the skills and tools they need to be their child's first and best teacher. We serve children from birth to kindergarten with homevisits, playgroups and free screenings.

 

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Quality Childcare with
Great Start to Quality Kent Resource Center

We help families find the right childcare for them. We also provide resources, support and professional development to childcare providers.

 

          

         Early Childhood Quick List 

          

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Help for Your Baby
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Early On

We provide developmental evaluations and early interventions in the home for children with developmental delays and medical conditions. We serve babies from birth to 3 years.  

 

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Great Start Readiness Preschool

We provide free preschool to 4 four year olds in 18 school districts in Kent County.  Call our hotline at 616.447.2409 to see if your child qualifies for this or other free preschool programs.

 

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Contact Information

Michael Ghareeb
Director of Early Childhood
michaelghareeb@kentisd.org 
(616) 365-2303

 

Ashley Karsten

GSRP Supervisor
Ashleykarsten@kentisd.org
(616) 447-5683 


Barbara Corbin
Early On® Coordinator 
barbaracorbin@kentisd.org 
(616) 365-2384


Jan Sabin
Parent Educator Coordinator
jansabin@kentisd.org 
(616)365-2276


Terese Smith
Great Start to Quality Kent Resource Center Director
teresesmith@kentisd.org
(616) 447-2423

 

 

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