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early childhood

When parents discover more strengths and skills to nurture their families, their children grow and thrive. Our Early Childhood services team partners with parents to build their skills, help them bond with their children, and create a sense of security in their family.



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1115 Ball Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
P: (616) 456-6571
F: (616) 235-0979

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The level of improvement in parenting skills, awareness and functioning shown by families involved in Early Childhood programs.

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infant & toddler development services

Our Infant and Toddler Development Services allow parents to learn more about themselves and their children, discover new ways to build relationships with their infants, and receive guidance for a variety of behavioral concerns and parental issues. These issues may include depression, anxiety, or fears, and can be addressed through counseling, case management, and more.

parent nurturing group

Our Parent Nurturing Group supports families with children in the foster care system as they work with foster care agencies to have their child return home. The program offers a structured series of parenting education and supervised parent-child activity time.

strong beginnings

Strong Beginnings offers in-home therapy and case management services for pregnant or parenting African American or Latino women with mental health or substance use concerns. Individual and group support is provided, along with coordination of mental health services and psychiatric services.

the great start to quality western resource center

The Great Start to Quality is Michigan’s quality rating and improvement system for child care providers and preschool programs. Providers complete a self-assessment survey, which assigns them a rating based on a 5-star system. Great Start to Quality then delivers technical assistance, resources, and support to help programs improve. This system also helps parents locate excellent child care programs. To learn more, please visit

Please note that The Great Start to Quality Western Resource Center only serves Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola and Ottawa counties.

healthy families

Healthy Families gives expectant mothers and parents of young children under the age of 3 the support and encouragement they need to help their baby be healthier, safer, and better prepared for a lifetime of learning. Our in-home services assist children in meeting developmental milestones and accessing appropriate health care.

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