Early Education Resources

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Welcome to Allegan County's Early Learning Initiative webpage. Through various local partnerships, we have compiled a list of valuable early learning resources to help parents/guardians become their child’s first teacher. We believe that by encouraging families to “Talk, Sing, Read, and Play” starting at birth, children will be more prepared in preschool and kindergarten. 


  • Little Free Libraries >
    Pick up or donate a gently used book at any of these local Little Free Libraries in Allegan County. earlylearninglogos
  • Imagination Library > 
    If you live in Allegan County, sign your child up to receive free hard covered books mailed directly to them at home.
  • Talking is Teaching > 
    Attend free “Talking is Teaching” Play-and-Learns and receive a free book to take home every month (September-May).

  • 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten > 
    Sign up to receive prizes at your local library.

  • TALK >
    “Text And Learn for Kindergarten” Sign up to receive free text message activities to do at home with your child in English or Spanish to get them ready for kindergarten.
  • Help Me Grow Allegan >
    Get connected to early childhood resources, programs, and services in Allegan County (Allegan County residents only).
  • Help Me Grow Ottawa >
    Get connected to early childhood resources, programs and services in Ottawa County (Ottawa County residents only).


Thank you for increasing access to books in our community!