The Great Start Collaborative is a group of local professionals and parents working together to help ensure all children have a great start in life.

 
OUR VISION

Every young child in Branch County will enter kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed in school and life.

ABOUT US
 

OUR MISSION

Social and

Emotional 

Health

Early Care & 

Education

Physical

Health

Parent

Education

Family Supports and Basic Needs

MICHIGAN EARLY CHILDHOOD OUTCOMES

Children are born healthy. 

 

Children are healthy, thriving, and developmentally on track from birth to third grade.

Children are developmentally ready to succeed in school at time of school entry.

 

Children are prepared to succeed in fourth grade and beyond by reading proficiently by the end of third grade.

WHO WE ARE

The Great Start Collaborative (GSC) of Branch County founded in June of 2006, serves as the local infrastructure for governance, planning, investment, advocacy, and innovation for Michigan’s Great Start system. 

EVENTS

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

200 Bishop Avenue
Coldwater, MI 49036

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