Resource Centers

The Kent Resource Center provides Kent County families with the tools to find child care in the area. Located in Grand Rapids, our lending library is available to providers and families. The Ellison Die Cutting Rooms are available for providers use.

The Great Start to Quality Kent Resource Center serves Kent county, and is housed in the Kent ISD.

Kent Resource Center hours are Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed on weekends. 

Lending Library

A Lending Library is available to you as a free educational resource for you and your children!  The Lending Library is designed to encourage and enhance the learning experience at home, school, child care and preschool.  You can visit our online library system to view the resources we have to offer.

REMC Ellison Room

Our neighbors at the Kent ISD in the Education Service Center have Michigan's largest selection of die cuts available for your use. 

You can arrange an appointment by calling 616-365-2232.

The Ellison Die Cutting Room is located at: 

2930 Knapp NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Along with our learning materials, the Resource Center provides information on Head Start programs in Kent County.

Home Provider Peer to Peer Groups

North Home Provider Network

Meets at the Rockford Krause Memorial Library on the second Tuesday of the Month, September - April.

6:30-8:30 p.m.

FREE & 1.5 training hours offered

South Kent Provider Networking Group

Meets at the Wyoming Home School Building and Celebration Cinema South on the 4th Tuesday of the Month, September - May.

6:30-8:00 p.m.

Free & 1.5 training hours offered.

Interested in learning more or wish to RSVP? Call 616-447-5678 or email

Community Resources

We work with many people and organizations in the community to provide you, your family and your program with the resources you need to help your family and children succeed.

Local Partners

In order to provide you and the children in our community with the best opportunities, we partner with various people, organizations and places to help make those opportunities available to you.