Our Vision: children in Barry County are socially, emotionally, and developmentally supported to be healthy, thriving, and ready to learn.

Who we are: a group of local professionals and parents working together to help ensure all children have a great start in life.


Click the link below to complete the online BIRTH-TO-FIVE Preschool Application!

Looking for Child Care?


Please visit

Child Care Resources


Barry County Great Start Collaborative

Milestones Matter!

Track your child’s milestones from age 2 months to 5 years with CDC’s easy-to-use illustrated checklists; get tips from CDC for encouraging your child’s development; and find out what to do if you are ever concerned about how your child is developing!

Click link below to be redirected to download the app!

These materials were developed under a grant awarded by the Michigan Department of Education.