Our mission is to serve the families in Champaign County by investing in the most vulnerable population, our children. Our focus is to help enhance the parent-child relationship and improve family support and school readiness.
GREAT Start is an Illinois State Board of Education Prevention Initiative Home Visiting Program. We serve expecting parents and families with children under the age of three. GREAT Start focuses on the parent-children relationship, child development, and family support.
We support families in the form of personal home visits, parent/child interaction play groups, and connection to community resources. We also provide Developmental Screenings for all children enrolled in our program. GREAT Start staff are trained under the Baby Talk Model, which is an evidence-based curriculum supported by the Illinois State Board of Education.