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Bright Beginnings (KISD)

Bright Beginnings is a partnership between the Kent Intermediate School District and each Kent county school district, including Cedar Springs Public Schools. Bright Beginnings provides services to all families who have children prenatally through Kindergarten entry.

Parents as Teachers (PAT) believes children are born to learn and parents are their children's first and most important teacher! The program is designed to enhance child development and school achievement through parent education accessible to all families.

The program is a no-cost family outreach and support program that uses the Parents as Teachers curriculum model.

Learn more about Bright Beginnings

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Cedar Springs Playgroup

Playgroups are free for parents/guardians to attend with their child(ren) from birth to five years old and include free play, fun activities, stories, and songs! 

Location: Red Hawk Intermediate
Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. (no entrance after 10:10 a.m.)

  • Thursday, January 5 with Marlene
  • Thursday, January 26 with Caroline
  • Monday, January 30 with Lora
  • Thursday, February, 16 with Caroline
  • Thursday, February, 23 with Marlene
  • Monday, February, 27 with Lora

Baby Buddies Playgroup

Baby Buddies playgroup is for parents/guardians to attend with their pre-walker or babies under 13 months. Older Siblings are welcome to attend with babies. 

Location: Red Hawk Intermediate
Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. (no entrance after 10:10 a.m.)

  • Wednesday, January 11 with Kristi
  • Wednesday, February 8 with Kristi

An adult of 18+ must stay with their children at all times

Parking Information

Use the Beach entrance off of Northland Drive to enter. Go straight through the stop sign and park in the lot on your left (in front of the preschool playground). Use the gate to enter and walk around the sidewalk to the first door on your right. A staff member will let you in the building between 9:55 a.m.-10:10 a.m.

Please stay at home if you or someone in your home doesn't feel well or if you have been exposed to COVID-19.