Great Start Parents

We are a volunteer network working to ensure that all children enter kindergarten safe, healthy, and eager to succeed in school and life.  We aim to:

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  • Provide opportunities for training & activities for parents & caregivers of young children
  • Advocate for better early childhood services & systems
  • Recognize parents as their child’s first & most important teacher
  • Empower parents to be leaders and advocates in their home, workplace, & community
  • Network with other parents
  • Take time to learn about early childhood & parenting
  • Strengthen families
Great Start Parents has been awarded $20K to launch a Talking is Teaching campaign in our 5-county region! We are partnering with the United Way of NW MI to manage this campaign and seeking parent members to join a planning team that will convene three to four times in July and August. The first meeting of the team is July 16 at 2:30 p.m. on zoom.

 

Our next Great Start Parents meeting will be virtual on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 7:30PM .  Be part of developing a parent action plan to support and encourage participation in the Great Start Readiness Program for at-risk 4 year-olds.  We will also dedicate time to providing feedback on initial steps for the regional Talking is Teaching Campaign effort.

Register using this link to receive the Zoom link to participatehttp://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=rwooss9ab&oeidk=a07eh6ht6gxa5dd0966

Watch our recorded meeting from Wednesday, June 17 where parents can understand specifics around the GSRP Program here (https://youtu.be/TTyksz9vjIE).

Great Start Parents Meeting Flyer 2019-2020

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