Research

Great Kids™ curriculum produces outstanding results for programs that adhere to the critical program elements. 

Independent evaluations of participating programs have demonstrated significant and sustained benefits for children, families, and communities. 

Research 

Great Kids™ is commited to the use of research both in developing our curricula as well as in measuring the effectiveness of our products in the field.

Research-Based Curriculum

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.

Support your understanding of how scientific research and theory correlate to the best practice recommendations found within the Great Kids curricula and professional development offerings by viewing our Understanding the Research Base: Theoretical & Empirical Foundations resource document.

Evidence of Effectiveness

Great Kids™ products are utilized in home visitation and child development programs across the world. Over thirty peer-reviewed research publications and program reports have referenced the utilization of Great Kids curriculum. These publications include multiple evidence-based program and span domestic and international home visitation and Head Start organizations. This body of research evaluates a broad range of Great Kids curriculum relevant health outcomes, including but not limited to: prenatal health, child health, maternal health, child development, and child maltreatment.

A list of relevant publications can be reviewed in our Program Partners: Research Publications resource document.

Current Research Initiatives:

In 2019, Great Kids™ began a partnership with the University of Kentucky to expand research on Great Kids curricula products and trainings. Results from this research partnership will support the continuous evaluation and improvement of Great Kids offerings. For additional information on this partnership and current research projects, please email us at info@greatkidsinc.net.

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.

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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.

Growing Great Kids®

Why Choose Great Kids™?

Never any recurring licensing fees

Proven Success

Over 37,000 people have been trained to use the Great Kids curricula

Protective Factors – GGK Constructs

Research informed constructs embedded in the Protective Factors Framework

Alignment with Head Start

The Growing Great Kids Home Based Curricula Series exceeds all Head Start Curriculum requirements

Evidenced Based Research

As evidenced by seven independent evaluations, the GGK Curriculum produces outstanding results

Specialized Training Programs 

On-site and virtual training options available

Healthy Families America

The Growing Great Kids curriculum aligns with and builds upon the HFA model approach

From our Partners

What supervisors, home visitors, and parents are saying about Great Kids.

"I was looking for a foundational training for my home visitors that was comprehensive and focused on practical application. I needed something that would meet the needs of home visitors with different levels of education. This seminar was just the best!"

Program Manager

 California

"I just wanted to let you know GGK is going great here. I am working with a couple who is just soaking it up! Their confidence as parents has increased, and I’ve only been with them for about 2 months now! They are very receptive to the curriculum, and that helps make my job so much easier, and so much more fun and productive.”

Home Visitor

Kentucky

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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.

How to Get Started

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Frequently Asked Questions from Our New Customers

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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. 

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Pricing Information for Existing Customers

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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.

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.

Open Enrollment

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News and Updates

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

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Great Kids, Inc.
100 North 72nd Avenue
Wausau, WI 54401

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For more information or to begin the registration process please contact us at info@greatkidsinc.net. We look forward to partnering with you!

 

Nov 9-13 REMAP

Nov 16-20 Next Generation P-36

Nov 30-Dec 4 Next Generation P-36

Dec 7-11 Classic P-36

Dec 14-16 Preschool Advanced

Jan 11-15 Next Generation P-36

Jan 25-29 Next Generation P-36

Jan 25-29 Classic P-36

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