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.





Help for Your Baby from Early On

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


Free Preschool
for qualifying families through Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP).  Click our logo for more information about GSRP!

We provide free preschool to four-year-olds in Kent County.  Click here to apply online!  If you have any questions, call 616-447-2409.  


First Steps Great Start Collaborative


Great Start Parent Coalition        Success Starts Early  

Contact Information



Ashley Karsten

GSRP Supervisor
(616) 447-5683 

Barbara Corbin
Early On® Coordinator 
(616) 365-2384

Karen Lezan
Bright Beginnings Coordinator

Terese Smith
Great Start to Quality Kent Resource Center Director
(616) 447-2423



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