Great Start Collaborative of Jackson County
WHAT IS GREAT START FAMILIES?
Because we are everyday busy people just like you, we focus on reaching out in places where we are already connected like school, church, civic groups, work, and playgroups--increasing the priority of early childhood awareness one conversation at a time. We also enjoy working alongside other family-based organizations at local events, conferences, and open-houses, in order to teach and promote early childhood advocacy among Jackson families. You can get involved promoting the importance of early childhood by participating in Great Start Families events, activities and training's and then sharing valuable information and resources that you learn.
If the success of young children, their families and their community is important and you would like to join us, bring your family to one of our upcoming events and activities. Sign up for the Great Start Collaborative monthly newsletters, and "Like" us on Facebook.
Great Start Families Information
Parenting Awareness Michigan
Love and Logic Institute - Articles for Parents
A collection of resources specifically for families.
Find licensed childcare (both home and center-based) anywhere in the State of Michigan.
Interested in learning more? Contact us today!
Kelly Sheppard - Early Childhood Consultant
Bridget Griffith - Early Childhood Coordinator
Kathy Schaefer - Early Childhood Administrative and Data Support Specialist
Jean Allison - Early Childhood Specialist
Wendy Bell - Early Childhood Specialist
Catherine Brubaker - Early Childhood Specialist
Karyn Head - Early Childhood Specialist
Kymalee Gresh - Early Childhood Specialist
Erica Bullinger - Early Childhood Specialist
The materials are funded through a grant provided by the Michigan Department of Lifelong Education, Advancement, and Potential.