Great Start Home Visiting

The goals of this program are to improve school readiness, encourage literacy, reduce the need for special education services and foster the maintenance of stable families by encouraging positive parenting skills; enhancing parent-child interaction; providing learning opportunities to promote intellectual, physical and social growth; and promoting access to needed community services through a community-school-home partnership that provides parents with information on child development from birth to age five.

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Home Visiting

Great Start Home Visiting is all about you, your child and your family. Raising a child is not easy, but it's very rewarding. Our trained parent educators may be able to offer suggestions you may not have thought of on ways to help your child gain important learning skills,or maybe some thoughts on how you can make even stronger connections with your child. We're not here to tell you how to be a parent, but to help develop the skills within you so you can help your child grow, develop and have a great start in life. If you are interested in Home Visiting, please fill out this brief inquiry form, or call (810)455-4018.

Early Learning Groups (playgroups)

Come sing, play, create and explore during one of our free playgroups for children ages 0-5. Simply show up to any of our family centers, during the designated times below, and become engaged with your child in an hour long learning experience.

Great Start Centers

Great Start family centers are located throughout St. Clair County. Families can get information on home visits with a parent educator, lending library, developmental milestones and screenings, parenting tips, family resources and Early Learning Groups.

Visit your Great Start Center

  • Point Tremble Early Childhood Center
    9541 Phelps Road Algonac 
    Early Learning Group: Mondays, 10-11 a.m.
    Contact: Teri Tabacco (810)357-7621

  • John F. Farrell-Emmett Elementary
    3300 Kinney Rd., Emmett
    Early Learning Group: Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m.
    Contact:  Laura Lee, (810) 455-4444

  • Capac Elementary 
    351 West Kempf Ct., Capac
    Early Learning Group: Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m.
    Contact: Laura Lee (810)455-4444
  • St. Clair County RESA East Campus
    1111 Delaware Ave. 2nd Floor, Marysville
    Early Learning Group: Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m.
    Contact: Teri Tabacco (810)357-7621

    Early Learning Group: Thursdays, 10-11 a.m
    Contact: Jennifer Gunderson (810)455-4443