Register Now for the Early Childhood Conference!

September 19, 2015; 9:00-4:00pm

Greenville High School

The Early Childhood Conference provides quality local supports to support raising and caring for healthy children. This conference is intended for Montcalm County Parents (Biological, Foster, Adoptive, Grandparents) and Early Childhood Service Providers serving families with children ages 0-5 years of age (childcare providers, preschool teachers, home visitors, infant mental health professionals, health care professionals, social services professionals, school personnel and therapists). Registration is now open, workshops fill up quickly, so if you are interested in attending please send in your registration form soon.

Early Childhood Conference – Planting the Seeds For the Future Registration Materials

Request for Proposal for New Great Start Readiness Program Preschool Opportunities

The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is Michigan’s state-funded preschool program for four-year-old children with factors that may place them at risk of educational failure. The program is administered by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE).

GSRP has provided quality preschool education to over 500,000 at‐risk four‐year‐olds since it began in 1985. Research shows students attending this successful program did better throughout their academic careers, had lower dropout rates, had higher incomes as adults and were imprisoned less frequently than children who didn’t attend preschool.

Download: Request for Proposal (RFP) for 2015-16 GSRP

Fitness Resources in Montcalm County

Did you set a goal to become more physically fit this year? Don’t give up summer is a great time to renew that goal! Make physical activity a priority for the whole family!

We have a lot of great resources in our community.

Fred Meijer Heartland Trail for walking, running, biking and rollerblading:

Many Parks in Montcalm County!

Don’t let rainy days get you down either:

The Club Fitness Center in Greenville, Great Start Newsletter Members receive a free 1 week trial. Don’t forget they offer childcare on-site!

SNAP Fitness 30 day trial for $8.95.

Fresh Start Fitness in Greenville has a FREE 7 day pass available:

And coming this fall there will be a low cost option in Stanton, watch the newsletter for more information!
If you have additional ideas to share on how to stay active visit our facebook page and share!