• Allegan County Great Start Collaborative

    Michigan's Office of Great Start (under Michigan's Department of Education) established Great Start Collaboratives for every county to build stronger early childhood systems with 4 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

    In order to accomplish these 4 outcomes, Allegan County's Great Start Collaborative creates and sustains strong partnerships with community organizations, agencies and families to help guide this work. For more information about statewide Great Start Collaboratives and Parent Coalitions, please visit our MI Kids Matter website. 

    To learn more and to learn about our Help Me Grow-Allegan initiative to meet the four outcomes, visit www.hmgallegan.org.  

    Our Mission: To ensure a coordinated system of community supports so that all Allegan County children have a great start from prenatal to age five.

    Our Vision: A great start for every child in Allegan County: Safe, healthy and eager to succeed.

    Contact Information
    Great Start Collaborative Coordinator                                       
    Rebecca Huberty                                                                      

    Great Start Family Liaison
    Stormie Drake

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    These materials were developed under a grant awarded by the Michigan Department of Education.