Kent Resource Center

Great Start to Quality Kent Resource Center is here to help you improve your care and education for children. 


Lending Library

The Kent Resource Center's Lending Library is a FREE educational resource for you and your children! The Lending Library is designed to encourage and enhance the learning experience at home, school, child care and preschool.  Please visit our online library system to view the resources the Kent Resource Center has to offer.


Trainer and Training Approval Process


Are you interested in providing training for a Great Start to Quality Resource Center? All trainers and trainings must complete an approval process prior to being offered on a Great Start to Quality Resource Center’s Professional Development Calendar.


Visit our page on trainer and training approval for more information!


Contact the Kent Great Start to Quality Resource Center for questions and to receive forms to complete the process at 616-447-5678 or

Local Happenings

Professional Development


View our calendar to search for professional development or training opportunities.




Here are links to some great resources available on the internet:


Head Start for Kent County - Organization offering home visiting for infants and toddlers and free preschool to qualifying families. - Blog written by local saavy moms with articles relevant to you and recommendations for everything from child friendly activities to product reviews.


Zero to Three - A national, nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and know-how to nurture early development.


Transition to Kindergarten Parent Guides - The Parent Guides were developed out of a request from a stakeholder group of parents of young children who reported that the most difficult transition time for them was kindergarten entry. The Parent Guideswere reviewed by the Parent Involvement Committee of the Michigan Interagency Coordinating Council (MICC) and were approved by the MICC and authorized for distribution by MDE.


BabyTalk - A free listserv focusing on information for caregivers of infants and toddlers. Lots of great tips are sent monthly: To join the listserv, send an email with no message to:


Early On Michigan - Early On offers early intervention services for infants and toddlers, birth to three years of age, with developmental delay(s) and/or disabilities, and their families.