Great Start Collaborative

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The St. Clair County Great Start Collaborative was created in 2007 to partner with parents, local agencies, businesses, child care providers, service providers and other community leaders who all share an interest in the quality of early childhood in St. Clair County. The GSC works together to improve child outcomes in all five of the key areas of a child's life: physical health, social & emotional health, parenting leadership, family support and early care and education.

 St. Clair County will have a coordinated system of community resources and supports to assist all our families in providing a great start for children from birth through third grade.
Vision: Every child in St. Clair County will have a great start in life. They will be safe, healthy, and eager to succeed in school and in life.

Great Start Early Childhood Outcomes

  1. Children are born healthy.

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

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

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

Meeting Dates 

Great Start Collaborative Successes

*The Great Start Collaborative is funded under a grant awarded by the Michigan Department of Education.