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SKIP to a Great Start
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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.

See our monthly newsletter for information and resources for parents.

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 Chandrika Payton at (810) 591-5137 or 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.