Great Start Collaborative


All children in Shiawassee County will be safe, healthy, and eager to succeed in school and in life. 

Great Start Shiawassee Intake Hub

One call connects you to the services your family needs.

Phone: (989) 725-2581
Toll Free: 1-866-725-7792

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The Great Start Collaborative Team

Continues the work of creating a seamless Early Childhood System that includes all local agencies and organizations, including private and public services agencies, faith based organizations, businesses, and parents.  The Great Start Interagency Team meets the first Friday of each month from 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Note:  Great Start Collaborative materials have been developed under a grant awarded by the Michigan Department of Education.

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Great Start Collaborative Director
Courtney Herrick

Great Start Parent Coalition: 

Parents are an integral partner to the work of the Great Start Collaborative.  They provide assistance in building public will and support for early childhood investment and advocacy and education activities for parents, community members, and policy makers at the local and state level.

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To find out more information about the Great Start Shiawassee Parent Coalition contact our

Great Start Parent Liaison
Jennifer Babcock

Great Start to Quality

Great Start to Quality helps families find the best early learning settings for their children and helps educators improve the care they give to children. Click on the link below to learn more!   

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