State Support Team Region 9 Serving Schools in Holmes, Stark, and Wayne Counties

Stark State Advanced Technology Center ~ 6057 Strip Ave. N.W., North Canton, OH 44720  
Telephone: 330-492-8136  ~  Toll Free: 1-800-733-7732


Talk First Stark | Great Start for Great Futures | Great Start for Great Futures Contact

Family Partnerships and Community Collaboration

 

Talk First Stark Logo

• TALK FIRST STARK

Talk First Stark is a new initiative under GSGF geared toward families with children from Prenatal to age 3. The premise is designed to promote and showcase the importance of language nutrition as the foundation for healthy growth and brain development.

Talk First Stark Flyer

Read more about Talk First Stark.
<<CLICK HERE>>

 

Want to discuss Talk First Stark and Language Nutrition? Please complete the following form and we will contact you! <<CLICK HERE>>

Check out Talk First Stark's public service announcements (PSA):
PSA #1) "It Starts With You...It Continues With Us"
PSA #2) "Words About Your Day"

Health Matters Radio Show and Blog
Talk First Stark teams up with the Medicine Center Pharmacy to discuss language nutrition (4 part series):
Part 1) "It Starts with You"
Part 2) "Brainology with Great Start for Great Futures"
Part 3) "Helping Children Realize Their Potential for a Great Future"
Part 4) "From Surviving to Thriving: We ALL Have a Role"


• EARLY CHILDHOOD ADVANTAGE SYMPOSIUM

Designed to develop, promote and actualize a yearly professional development conference for Stark early childhood providers and the community. The symposium also provides an annual “state of the county” update on early childhood efforts.


• EARLY CHILDHOOD RAISING CAPACITY

Designed to ensure equity and access and to raise the capacity for currently employed early childcare employees through supporting continued education and strengthening the career pathway for high school students who wish to pursue a career in early childhood education.

 


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Stark Education Partnership Inc.

GSGF OVERVIEW

• WHO IS GSGF?
The Great Start for Great Futures (GSGF) Coalition is a group of Stark County early education providers, agencies, advocates, and community leaders collaborating to improve the outcomes of prenatal to kindergarten children. See the complete GSGF flyer for a list of organizations committed to the GSGF initiatives.

• THE GSGF GOAL?
To ensure all children have access and opportunity to high-quality early education to ensure kindergarten readiness in all (early learning) educational domains.

• WHY DO WE DO THIS?
If we close the achievement/opportunity gap in the areas of literacy, numeracy, and social-emotional development for children prenatal to three, then we will see kindergarten readiness and the establishment of a solid foundation for academic growth.

Great Start for Great Futures Flyer

Great Start for
Great Futures Flyer

The informational flyer listing all of the partnering organizations committed to the GSGF initiative.
 <<CLICK HERE>>

 

RELATED ARTICLES

Never Too Early

A white paper on the importance of high-quality early education and care. <<CLICK HERE>>

LOOKING AT THE ISSUES NEWSLETTER

1/17/20 - Want to Strengthen Stark? Start with Our Youngest Citizens

10/11/19 - Implicit Bias: From Awareness to Positive Change

9/13/19 - 2019 Early Childhood Advantage Symposium

5/17/19 - Building Brains with Language Nutrition

5/3/19 - No Small Matter: The Return on Investment  for Early Education

4/19/19 - STAR Initiative Impacts Stark County Early Reading Literacy

4/12/19 - Demand for Child Development Certification on the Rise

9/28/18 - Transition Skills Summary: End of Preschool "Snapshot" of Kindergarten Readiness

9/21/18 - Groundbreaking Study Finds Ohio Children Who Start Behind, Usually Stay Behind

4/6/18 - Building Resilience from the Inside Out - David Kisor and the Early Childhood  Advantage

2/9/18- Registration Opens for Early Childhood Advantage Symposium

12/8/17 - Coming March 9, 2018 - Early Childhood Symposium on School Readiness

12/1/17 - Making An Early Investment

11/17/17 - Stark Focuses on Birth to Age Three

12/16/16 - Stark's Artful Living "Delves Deeper" into Early Childhood Learning

10/28/16 - SPARK's Positive Impact On Stark Area Parents and Children

1/23/15 - SPARK Students in Stark County Score Higher on Kindergarten Readiness Measure


CONTACT INFORMATION

GSGF QUESTIONS?
For more information, please email Krista Allison at krista.allison@edpartner.org or call 330-452-0829.

 

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