Great Start Collaborative
Imagine what the world would be like if all children and families had the support they need to reach their full potential. The Great Start Collaborative is here to make that vision a reality! We aim to achieve that goal by focusing on these four outcomes:
- Children are born healthy
- Children are healthy, thriving, and developmentally on track from birth to third grade.
- Children are developmentally ready to succeed in school at time of school entry.
- Children are prepared to succeed in fourth grade and beyond by reading proficiently by the end of third grade.
In order to achieve these outcomes, the Great Start Collaborative brings together parents/caregivers and professionals in healthcare, early education, childcare, and social services. Together, we create resources and develop projects to support families and children so we can help all children thrive!
Resources for Families
211: Need Help? Call 211 and they will connect you to whatever type of help you need!
Great Start Parent Coalition: For connection, learning, and friendship!
Life Choices: For parenting support
Regional Preschool Partnership: For free high quality preschool
Great Start to Quality: For high quality childcare