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Early Childhood is everyone's business

That beautiful baby born to the family next door, down the street or across town will be starting kindergarten in a few years. Before you know it, that child will be grown and a full-fledged member of society. It's in all of our best interests that person be well-adjusted, well-educated and productive. That process doesn't start with kindergarten. It starts at birth.

Our businesses can make a difference in the lives of our county's children.

A special thanks to our business partners:

Summer Fun Guide Sponsors 2015:

The YMCA of the Blue Water Area, Port Huron, MI

AAA Discount Door, Algonac MI
James M. Gorinac Surveyors P.L.L.C., Clyde, MI 
St. Clair County Early Childhood HUB
Maternal Infant Halth Program, St. Clair County, MI
Children's Special Health Care Services, St. Clair County, MI 
Head Start and Great Start Readiness Program Partnership, St. Clair County, MI 

To find out more information about placing an advertisement in this year's

Summer Fun Guide, click on this link. Or contact Jennifer at 810.455.4443 or 

Family Friendly Business Award Winners

To learn more or to nominate a Family Friendly Business click here.

July - December 2015 - The Rave Cafe

If you are looking for a warm and inviting cafe in the downtown area of Port Huron, you need to look no further than the Raven Cafe. "A cultural, musical and culinary Mecca with an unmatchable ambiance of poster art, Tiffany, aged oak and thousands of books...A specialty coffeehouse café with unbelievably delicious menu choices of food and desserts, over 100 hot and cold espresso and other drinks, craft and domestic beers, and solidly good wines and spirits." To learn more about the Raven, visit their website.

January - June 2015 - Casey's Pizza and Sub Shop, Port Huron MI

Casey's Pizza & Subs is located in the center of downtown Port Huron's shopping and arts district. Casey's serves up a wonderful selection of pizza, salads, subs, wraps, pasta and much more. To learn more about this great family friendly restaurant, visit their website.

July - December 2014 - St. Clair County Library - Main Branch, Children's Room

The St. Clair County Library's Main Branch-Children's Room earned our top honors for all their efforts in providing wonderful experiences for young readers in the Port Huron area. The Children's Room offers so much more than just books, including lap sits, reading events, craft times, book clubs and so much more. To learn more about the Children's Room at the Library, visit their website or follow them on Facebook.

January - June 2014- Neiman's Family Market, St. Clair MI 

Neiman's Family Market is a family owned grocery store that takes great pride offering it's clients the opportunity to "experience the family difference." Over the years they have followed two simple rules: hiring exceptional staff to serve their guests, as well as growing a deep relationship with the communities they serve. To learn more about Neiman's Family Market, visit their website or follow them on Facebook .

October - December 2013 - The YMCA of the Blue Water Area 

The YMCA of the Blue Water Area is a located in Port Huron, MI and is an inclusive organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared to nurture the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. They offer programs for children and families including child care, education & leadership, sports & recreation, health, well-being & fitness, swim, play & camps, as well as opportunities to volunteer and give back to the community. We love our friends at the YMCA of the Blue Water Area. To learn more about the Y, visit their website or follow them on Facebook.

July - September 2013 - Roasted with Perks, Marine City, MI

Roasted with Perks is a local coffee shop in Marine City, MI that offers soups, sandwiches, pastries in addition to their delicious coffee and drinks. They offer a welcoming atmosphere for families with young children by providing a children's corner in the back with a train table, toys, and books. They invite everyone to come in, read one of their many donated books or chat with them at the counter. To learn more about Roasted, visit their website or follow them on Facebook.

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Would your business like to be a Great Start partner? Contact Riley Alley, Great Start Collaborative Director, to set up a meeting today.