Who is Great Kids®?

Great Kids helps you make the world a better place for kids.

We are dedicated to developing exceptional early childhood and home based programs for families with children 0-5 years. 

About Great Kids® (GK)

The Great Kids vision is to protect children and their childhoods while allowing every parent to feel confident and competent. Our programs support parents to grow the essential parenting and life skills that will empower them to provide their children with a safe, loving home and the inner strengths to reach their highest developmental potential. We accomplish our vision by providing programs with professional development, consultation, and evidence-based parenting curricula that create inspired and meaningful practices with families. These connections lead to engaged, strong, and resilient families.

As your non-profit partner, Great Kids is committed to building the competencies of parents and the professionals who work in programs and serve parents and their pre-birth to age five children. We believe that every interaction should create joy, enthusiasm, learning, and reflections for the family, as well as the practitioner, and supporting programs to achieve these outcomes is the mission of Great Kids.

Model Alignment

Our curricula are flexible, offering easy integration within a multitude of program models.

Research

Decades of theoretical and empirical foundations on effective interventions influence our curricula. 

Protective Factors

The research-based principles of the Protective Factors Framework are foundational in the Growing Great Kids® Curriculum.

Great Kids® International

The future of our world community depends on all of us. Children must have the opportunity to reach their optimal growth and development in all childhood domains. Families must be supported to develop the Protective Factors, giving their family resiliency while receiving supportive guidance on child development and nurturing care. Research has established the relationship between parenting/caregiving practices, early learning experiences, and positive outcomes for children.

It is only with responsive care and support for their healthy development that children will grow into resourceful, compassionate individuals who will contribute positively to our global community as adults. 

 

Great Kids (GK) is an international non-profit training, curricula, and consulting organization specializing in improving the quality of care and developmental stimulation infants and young children receive from their parents and other caregivers.

During the past 20 years, GK has developed training programs and curricula focused on growing nurturing relationships between parents/caregivers and young children that support their early development. 

Our curricula and training programs have been successfully contextualized for use in developing countries. By mentoring a team of trainers and project officers in the use of our Growing Great Kids curricula and staff development programs, our goal is to build in-country capacity and reliance on local professionals by giving them the tools to implement and replicate the Growing Great Kids programs.

For more information on how to partner with GK, contact us today!

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How to get started

Start by scheduling, at your convenience, a free 30 minute webinar to learn more about how your organization might benefit from Great Kids affordable curriculum with no recurring costs.

Schedule Your Webinar

Learn about the components of our curriculum and hear what staff and parents are saying about what makes Great Kids stand out among the rest.

Cost Estimates

Leverage the free webinar to understand precise costs and certification requirements. 

Fit and Values

Learn if our values of making children feel safe and secure, loved and valued, curious and capable align with your organization.

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Testimonials

What home visitors and parents are saying about Great Kids.

Photo of Krystal Layne, MSW, CSW, HANDS Program Manager at the Clark County Health Department in Winchester, KY.

“This curriculum is very, very rich and dynamic and is really built to find our family’s needs individually. I appreciate the curriculum from a Supervisor’s perspective.”

Allison Roderick

Supervisor, Healthy Families Georgia

Photo of Krystal Layne, MSW, CSW, HANDS Program Manager at the Clark County Health Department in Winchester, KY.

“As a home visitor, supervisor, trainer and most recently as a mother I cannot say enough good things about this curriculum. I love that this curriculum gives home visitors, parents, and caregivers tangible tools that they can easily incorporate in their daily routines to support all domains of their child’s development.”

Krystal Layne, MSW, CSW

HANDS Program Manager, Clark County Health Department Winchester, KY

Growing Great Kids® Next Generation P-36

Our latest effort to support the work of Home Visiting, our Growing Great Kids® Next Generation (GGK®) Curriculum materials.

GGK® for Preschoolers

A Curriculum & Certification Program for Home Visitors aimed at fostering the growth of nurturing, developmentally enriched parenting skills, building protective factors for children 3 to 5 years old.

Other Products and Training

Great Kids™ is dedicated to supporting programs and practitioners with a variety of curricula and training options.

Open Enrollment

View upcoming virtual seminar open enrollment dates and subject areas. 

How to Get Started

Start by scheduling a free 30-minute webinar to learn more about how your organization might benefit from Great Kids™ affordable curriculum with no recurring costs.

Schedule Your Free Webinar Today

Frequently Asked Questions from Our New Customers

Please review common questions for those that are new to Great Kids™. Book your free, personalized webinar to learn more.

For Our Existing Customers

Thank you for being part of the Great Kids™ family of agencies and programs. Support from Great Kids™ is just a click or phone call away.

Pre and Post Certification Products

All the tools you need to start using Great Kids™ Curriculum right away and to continue to enhance the effectiveness of your program.

Ordering Materials

Need replacement manuals? Want to add to your library of Great Kids™ resources? Find everything you need here.

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  • Replacement Materials
  • Spanish Materials Available

Open Enrollment

View upcoming virtual seminar open enrollment dates and subject areas. 

Existing Customer FAQs

Are you a past or current customer of Great Kids™? Find common questions and answers here.

Pricing Information for Existing Customers

Find pricing for companion products and other programs.

About Great Kids®

In partnership with home visitors, we’ve helped hundreds of thousands of children feel safe and secure, loved and valued, curious and capable.

Contact Great Kids

100 North 72nd Avenue

Wausau, WI 54401

Email: info@greatkidsinc.net 

Phone: 1-800-906-5581

Research

Great Kids™ has incorporated decades of theoretical and empirical foundations regarding the kinds of interventions that have been shown to make a difference for children into the Growing Great Kids® Prenatal to 5 Years and Growing Great Families® curricula.

Alignment With Program Models

Our curricula are flexible enough to be used within a multitude of program models.

Protective Factors

The research-based principles of the Protective Factors Framework were foundational in the development of the Growing Great Kids® Curriculum.

Great Kids Blog

Find informative articles about growing creativity in young children, welcoming a new sibling, playing outside, as well as general Great Kids™ updates.

GK Video Podcast

A video podcast series dedicated to overcoming bias in others, and within our selves.

Parent’s Place Newsletter

Limited edition, weekly installment Newsletter published from March through December 2020 with printable resources for home visitors and the families they serve.

Open Enrollment

Great Kids is proud to offer a variety of virtual seminar opportunities! Visit our Open Enrollment page for the latest dates and seminar offerings. 

 

We continuously add seminar dates to our list so please check back often. For more information about how to enroll, contact us at info@greatkidsinc.net.

 

We look forward to partnering with you!

 

 

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