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.
Our curricula are flexible, offering easy integration within a multitude of program models.
Decades of theoretical and empirical foundations on effective interventions influence our curricula.
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.
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What home visitors and parents are saying about Great Kids.
“It is a very essential part of my life and I am very grateful to have Growing Great Kids, Growing Great Families, and Next Generation as a part of my life. I look forward to continuing its use and to help use that to build and strengthen mine and other families."