Eaton Great Start

Agencies, parents, caregivers, and the community commit to providing a supportive environment characterized by respect and by the provision of accessible and coordinated services.

For additional information on Great Start and additional resources for early childhood, visit

Bright by Text

Raising little ones is a BIG job! Bright by Text can help. You'll get free text messages, timed to your child's age, with tips and tricks to make parenting a tiny bit easier. They'll even send you information about free events and happenings here in Eaton County.

Text the word ECKIDS to 274448.

Welcome Baby Bag

What’s in the Bag?

• sleep sack
• children’s books
• diaper & wipe samplers
• bath time items
• health items
• self-care items for mom
• stuff for dad
• resource sheets
• and more!

How do I get one?

Eaton County parents can request a free Welcome Baby Bag by filling out this form

For more information, contact or call 517.541.8989

Eaton County Parent Coalition

We work to empower families to support their child’s development and health. Use YOUR unique parenting voice to improve the early childhood experience in Eaton County. 

  • Meet and build social connections with other parents
  • Learn about local resources
  • Share your experiences to improve the work of our local early childhood system
  • Increase your knowledge of child development
  • Shape the future of early childhood in Eaton County

For more information, contact Marney Turner or visit our Facebook page.

Parents as Teachers





Eaton Great Start offers Parents as Teachers free to any family in Eaton County and the Eaton RESA service area with a child, birth to Kindergarten. Parents as Teachers is a strength-based parenting support program. Families participating receive resources, parenting support, and learning opportunities to promote their child's development. To learn more or enroll, contact Nikki Selleck.

For more information about Parents as Teachers, visit

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Find Information on Childcare 

Looking for information on childcare, visit External LinkGreat Start to Quality



Looking for additional resources, visit External or call 2-1-1. 

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