GREAT START MAKES A DIFFERENCE

The Dickinson Iron Great Start Collaborative and Parent Coalitions have worked together to build and reform the local early childhood system to achieve better outcomes for young children and their families. For Great Start to serve families, the entire community must come together forming valued partnerships designed to benefit children and parents.  Community partnerships are the key to insuring the mission and vision for future community leaders, our children!  The Dickinson Iron Great Start motto makes this important priority statement:  IT IS ALL ABOUT THE CHILDREN!

WE believe only together can we create communities that are great places to raise children.  WE are honored and proud to be Great Start Leaders!  WE promise to collaborate, value your ideas and always have FUN being with YOU!  Thanks big time - Barb and Jonathan

 

MICHIGAN'S EARLY CHILDHOOD GOALS

Michigan’s Great Start Goal is to create an integrated framework for change that assures that ALL children are safe, healthy and READY for school success.

All Michigan Great Start work is centered around Governor Snyder’s 4 Early Childhood Goals –

 

  • Children are born healthy
  • Children are healthy, thriving, and developmentally on track from birth to 3rd grade
  • Children are developmentally ready to succeed in school at the time of school entry
  • Children are prepared to succeed in 4th grade and beyond by reading proficiently in 3rd grade

 

GREAT START MISSION STATEMENT

The MISSION of the Great Start Collaborative is to engage the entire community to assure a coordinated system of support, services and resources is available to assist Dickinson and Iron County families in achieving a ‘great start’ in school for all young children.

 

GREAT START DIRECTOR

Barb Reisner

greatstart@barbreisner.us

906-396-9546

In Michigan, every child has an equal opportunity to succeed in school and in life!Great Start serves families by providing support, resources and services. Dickinson-Iron Great Start Mottos are:

IT IS ALL ABOUT CHILDREN!

SYSTEM BUILDING WORKS – TOGETHER WE ACHIEVE!

GREAT START PARENT  COORDINATOR

Jonathan Ringel

jringel@nlymca.com

906-774-4076

In Michigan, parents are shining stars!

Parents are children's first and most important teachers!

Great Start empowers parents and prioritizes parent leadership.

The Dickinson-Iron Great Start leaders believe in PARENT VOICE and excitement is building for beginning the PARENT STRONG LEADERS!

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