Kent Resource Center

Great Start to Quality Kent Resource Center is here to help you improve your care and education for children.  Here is a short version of what we have to offer!

If you are getting ready to begin or submit your Self Assessment Survey (SAS)?  Call us at (616) 447-5678 if you have questions.  Our Quality Improvement Specialists can assist you.

Once you have completed your SAS and are ready to work on a Quality Improvement Plan, our Quality Improvement Specialists will work one on one with you to identify resources that will help you meet your goals.

We provide lots of great professional development opportunities - check out for the latest.

In short, we are here for you - so please call us!


Cheryl Endres, Director


Lending Library

The Kent Resource Center's Lending Library is 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.  Click here to view the resources the Kent Resource Center has to offer.


New High Scope DVDs in the Lending Library!  We have recently added HighScope DVDs to the Lending Library - Here are just a few of the titles available.


Active Learning DVD - Infant Toddler

Small-Group Times for Active Learners - DVD

Plan-Do-Review in Action DVD

Daily Schedules and Caregiving Routines

Local Happenings

Assistance with
Tax Preparation!

United Way’s Kent County Tax Credit Coalition (KCTCC) helps working individuals and families achieve economic success through free tax services and financial literacy courses. Since 2002, KCTCC has generated almost $61.5 million in tax credits for over 50,000 tax payers in our community. They do this utilizing approximately 250-275 volunteers each year.

In tough times, everyone’s looking for ways to make life a little easier. With the Earned Income Tax Credit, working families are eligible for tax reimbursements of up to $6,044. Tax clients often spend these tax refunds locally for basic necessities such as food and clothing, home and car repairs, or medical treatment.

Use KCTCC ’s FREE tax service if your household income is $55,000 or less. For more information, qualifications and directions to one of KCTCC ’s free tax sites please contact 2-1-1., or go to  for more information.




Here are links to some great resources avaialble on the internet:


Colorin Colorado! - A bilingual resource for families and educators of bilingual learners

Zero to Three - A national, nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and know-how to nurture early development.

Natural Resources is a web based e-news letter with links to articles of interest to early childhood educators. To subscribe to the Natural Resources listserv, send an email with no message to *Note the hyphen and underscore characters.

First Children's Finance - helps children, families and communities thrive by increasing the availability, affordability and quality of early care and education.

Transition to Kindergarten Parent Guides - The Parent Guides were developed out of a request from a stakeholder group of parents of young children who reported that the most difficult transition time for them was kindergarten entry. The Parent Guideswere reviewed by the Parent Involvement Committee of the Michigan Interagency Coordinating Council (MICC) and were approved by the MICC and authorized for distribution by MDE.

BabyTalk - A free lilstserv focusing on information for caregivers of infants and toddlers. Lots of great tips are sent monthly: To join the listserv, send an email with no message to:

As we find more resources, we will post them here.