The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Turns 50

Let’s Celebrate The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

Join us March 20th from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm at the White Pine Library in Stanton

A birthday party celebration! Join us in story time, songs, finger play, fun food caterpillar snack creations and CAKE

Each family that attends will receive their very own copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For more information or to RSVP please contact: White Pine Library at 989- 831-4327 or Great Start Montcalm at 616-225-6146 or email: 

Children’s Dental Health Fair, February 26th

Alpha Family Services and Montcalm County Great Starts invites you to:

Come join us February 27th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Flat River Community Library in Greenville for a Fun Free Family Event!

Come get your picture taken with the Tooth Fairy and joins with us in:

Story Time





For More information or to RSVP, please contact: Alpha Family Services at 616-225-2265 or Montcalm County Great Start at 616-225-6146 or email 

September 15, 2018 Early Childhood Conference

“Planting the Seeds for the Future”, Early Childhood Conference

Location: Greenville High School, 111 N Hillcrest, Greenville, MI 48838

Date: September 15, 2018

Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stephanie Grant, PhD, LPC, Director of the Reach Parent- Child Program and Trauma Informed Communities.

During the keynote, Dr. Stephanie Grant will discuss what neurodevelopmental trauma is and provide an overview of how children from difficult places are often different and need different supports from their caregivers to be successful.

Early Childhood Conference Brochure 2018

Early Childhood Conference Registration Form 2018

Early Childhood Conference Vendor Registration Form 2018

2018 Summer Food Programs

FREE MEALS will be made available to children 18 years of age and under.  Some locations will accept  persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational  program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a State or local public educational agency.   Children do not have to be enrolled in a summer education program or enrolled at the specific school districts to receive the meals.

PLEASE contact the location you would like to attend if you have any questions.

Click Here to see a list of Free Meal programs in Montcalm County 2018 Summer Food Programs