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My Town: 'Ask Grandma' all your parenting questions through new site
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My Town: 'Ask Grandma' all your parenting questions through new site

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich.—Parents have a new, free resource to lead their children down a path of success.

The Great Start Collaborative of Muskegon County launched its new website early this year.  ParentVille.org is an age-based guide to prepare children for success in kindergarten.  The website focuses on children up to age four, delivering age appropriate information on physical, social-emotional, cognitive and language development.  The site also includes links to local resources and an “ask Grandma” area.

In a survey of Muskegon area parents, Great Start Collaborative found parents were not confident of their role as their child’s first teacher and did not regularly engage in teaching early literacy or math skills.

“Everything we know about the physical, cognitive, language and social-emotional development of a child starts with the parents being able to create a nurturing and enriched environment for their children. The ages birth to five is a critical time of growth and parents need quality, evidence based child development information to guide them in creating the ideal environment that will help their children reach their full potential,” said Great Start Coordinator Jane Clingman-Scott.

ParentVille.org was made possible by grants from Consumers Energy Foundation and the PNC Foundation. 

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