About Us

Our Vision

Our vision is a community that values the health and development of young children, their families,and the professionals who work in early childhood.

Our Mission

The mission of Grand Beginnings is to promote a child-centered school readiness system that fosters early learning, facilitates healthy child development, and promotes family success in Grand and Jackson Counties.

Our Goals

Grand Beginning's goals are to:


Educate and assist caregivers to support child health and development


Increase the knowledge and education of the early childhood workforce


Improve the collaboration and coordination of comprehensive early childhood services throughout Grand and Jackson County

Grand Beginnings runs the Grand and Jackson County Early Childhood Council, a coalition of community members and leaders representing families, early childhood education, health, mental health, family and child support services, K-12 education, businesses, and local government.

Grand Beginnings is a nonprofit agency that was formally established in 2003. The organization works to leverage partnerships and resources to strengthen comprehensive early childhood services and supports within Grand and Jackson Counties so that children are ready for life. We do this by fostering high quality early learning environments, supporting child development, and promoting family engagement. The organization’s priorities are to strengthen:

  • Comprehensive Early Childhood Workforce and Program Supports
  • Early Childhood Mental Health Supports
  • Child Health and Development
  • Family Support and Engagement

Grand Beginnings is supported by both public and private investments including private foundation grant awards and local and state government grants and contracts.