Baby Scholars

A Comprehensive Child Development Home Visiting Program for Children 5 months - 5 Years Old

Studies show that the earlier children are exposed to a high-quality learning environment, the greater their academic success is later in life.

Baby Scholars is an educational program designed to help parents help their children reach their full potential. Baby Scholars gives parents of children five months to five years the tools they need to help their babies grow smarter and to equip their children for kindergarten. The program focuses on helping parents become the best teachers they can be, so their children can succeed in school and in life.

Baby Scholars offers in-home or virtual one on one coaching & support for parents of children 5 months – 5 years old. An 11-week curriculum helps children learn how to follow directions, take turns, recognize sounds and letters, and use more words. Families are provided with developmental and behavioral screenings and connections to community resources. We believe in the importance of having literacy all around. So all children enrolled in our program receive new books to build their home library and themed learning activity kits.

Parents and children work with trained parent educators in the home or virtually one day each week; with flexible scheduling.

Home or virtual coaching and fun interactive parent/child workshops are all based on the research and proven models of Dr.Susan Landry, a nationally recognized expert in parenting and early childhood. Dr. Landry is the founder and director of the Children's Learning Institute at University of Texas Health Science Center.

Baby Scholars is open to families who live in and around the Boston Square and Cottage Grove neighborhoods and the Hope Zones.

Main: (616) 256 - 0012
Supervisor: Amy Lente
Phone: (616) 256-0447

Program Director: Kimberly Spencer
Office: (616) 226 - 3671



Locations: Explore & Learn Academy (ELA)
1250 Sigsbee SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Early Learning Center (ELC)
641 Vries St. SW. Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Dates: June-August 2021

Morning Classes:
Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – Noon

Afternoon Classes:
Monday - Thursday: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact: Kimberly Spencer
Phone: (616) 819-1406 | Office: (616) 819-1413