The first five years of a child’s life are a time of great opportunity. Research tells us that the quality early learning experiences and environments directly impact children’s success in school and beyond. Well-prepared children strengthen the community socially, emotionally and economically. Today’s children are tomorrow’s workers, parents and leaders. Investing in our future starts with giving our children a “Great Start”.
The collaborative focuses on 4 outcomes directed by the state of Michigan. These include:
- Children are born healthy
- Children are healthy, thriving, and developmentally on track from birth to 3rd
- Children are developmentally ready to succeed in school at the time of entry
- Children are prepared to succeed in 4th grade and beyond by reading proficiently by the end of the 3rd grade
Meet our Great Start team!
Great Start Director
|Early Childhood Services Coordinator/ Parent Liaison
|Great Parents/ Great Start Community Educator
You can reach any one of us at:
Menominee County Intermediate School District
1201 41st Avenue
Menominee, MI 49858
(906) 863-5665, ext. 1028
This website and the Great Start Collaborative initiative is funded by MDE-OGS grant 32P. To learn more about this state-wide initiative please go here.