Every child deserves a great start.
The Ionia County Great Start Collaborative is a partnership of community leaders, business owners, charitable and faith-based organizations, health and human service agencies, educators, child care providers, and parents. We firmly believe the first few years of life are the most important in determining a child’s physical and emotional health for the rest of their lives. We are committed to establishing and maintaining a comprehensive early childhood system. It is our goal to make sure every young child in our community has a great start.
- Engages community partners in the planning and coordination of services.
- Addresses the factors that influence a child’s readiness for school and life.
- Promotes community awareness of early childhood issues.
- Advocates for quality early childhood programs and services.