SKIP to a Great Start

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About Us

Successful Kids = Involved Parents (SKIP) to a Great Start is a home visiting program for Genesee County families with children prebirth to kindergarten entrance. SKIP provides monthly home visits using the evidence-based Parents as Teachers framework, with an emphasis on supporting parents as their child's first teacher.

SKIP to a Great Start partners with various community entities, including the Great Start Parent Coalition and Genesee County's public school districts that provides parents with opportunities to network and gain access to additional resources.

Free Services

SKIP to a Great Start services include:

  • Monthly, interactive home visits with a Parent Educator
  • Parent-child playgroups focusing on healthy development
  • Developmental screenings
  • Parenting information
  • Connections to community resources for families
  • Newsletters with tips on nutrition, activities for families and children, and the playgroup calendar


Additional Information

For more information about the GISD's SKIP to a Great Start program or for assistance, please contact Talicia Taylor at (810) 591-4480 or by email.

SKIP is made possible through grants from the United Way of Genesee County, the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, and the Michigan Department of Education.