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.


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


Social and



Early Care & 






Family Supports and Basic Needs

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.

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. 

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200 Bishop Avenue
Coldwater, MI 49036

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