Great-Start Collaborative is an organization that works together with schools and parents, in Upper Michigan. They provide families with information, create a supportive network, and provide the chance to make a difference in Delta and Schoolcraft County to ensure all children enter kindergarten safe, ready, and eager to learn.
Needs and Goals
Great Start wanted to easily update their website themselves, so we chose to develop using WordPress, a content management system. They needed to provide information on childhood development at many stages, link to age screening tools, information on free pre-school, and much more. The site needed to be responsive and mobile friendly, as well as ADA compliant so the site would be accessible for people with disabilities.
Being a larger site, mockups were needed for almost every page. Most of the images we would use are stock photography. The childhood development page features in depth content starting from prenatal care, infant, toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and school aged children. Links are provided for aged screening tools to make sure your child is on par with communication, motor skills, problem solving, and personal social skills.
Summary & Results
The final results were a fully responsive and informational website. It provides parents, with children of all ages, the tools they need for raising a family and local education opportunities. It includes a community calendar and resources for finding childcare and even free pre-school.