Our mission is to serve the families in Champaign County by investing in the families and the most vulnerable population, the children. Our focus is to help enhance the parent child relationship, promote positive parent- child interaction and improving family support and school readiness.
GREAT Start is a illinois State Board of Education - Prevention Initiative Home Visiting Program. We serve pregnant mothers and families that have children birth to three years of age. 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, access to community resources. Developmental screenings for each child enrolled in the program. All of GREAT Start staff are trained under the The BabyTalk Model which is an evidence based curriculum support by ISBE. Spanish speaking services as well.