• Great Start Collaborative
    The Allegan County Great Start Collaborative is a partnership of parents and 23 local professionals. We are committed to setting up and maintaining a broad early childhood system that will address a child’s readiness for work and for life.

    Core responsibilities include:
    • Promoting community awareness of early childhood issues.
    • Advocating for quality early childhood programs and services.
    • Including businesses, parents, schools, faith-based organizations, and people interested in children’s well-being in the planning, implementing, and coordinating services.
    • Assessing what the community offers for early childhood services and then enhancing those services by helping organizations work together to coordinate their programs.