Great Start Collaborative      of Jackson County
Our Children, Our Community, Our Future

Great Start Families

What is Great Start Families?

Because we are everyday busy people just like you, we focus on reaching out in places where we are already connected like school, church, civic groups, work, and playgroups--increasing the priority of early childhood awareness one conversation at a time. We also enjoy working alongside other family-based organizations at local events, conferences, and open-houses, in order to teach and promote early childhood advocacy among Jackson families.  You can get involved promoting the importance of early childhood by participating in Great Start Families events, activities and training's and then sharing valuable information and resources that you learn. 

If the success of young children, their families and their community is important and you would like to join us bring your family to one of our upcoming events and activities.  Sign up for the Great Start Collaborative monthly and literacy newsletters, follow the blog and "Like" us on Facebook. Please contact Parent Liaison Jennifer Ganzel with questions or to register for a gathering.  

Great Start Families Information 


Parenting Awareness Michigan
Find information and links on a wide range of parent resources on topics such as child development, kinship care, drug/alcohol use among children, ADHD resources and much more.

Love and Logic Institute - Articles for Parents
Find helpful parenting information related to common behavioral questions.

National Association for the Education of Young Children

A collection of resources specifically for families.

Great Start to Quality

Find licensed childcare (both home and center-based) anywhere in the State of Michigan.

Interested in learning more?  Contact us today!

Great Start Families Events

July 22, 2019 6:00 PM • 205 N East Ave, Jackson, MI 49201
July 23, 2019 6:00 PM • Henry Ford Allegiance Hospital 205 N East Ave Jackson
July 29, 2019 6:00 PM • 205 N East Ave, Jackson, MI 49201
July 30, 2019 6:00 PM • 205 N East Ave, Jackson, MI 49201
August 01, 2019 10:00 AM • Jackson District Library, Meijer Branch, 2699 Airport Rd Jackson
August 05, 2019 6:00 PM • 205 N East Ave, Jackson, MI 49201

Great Start Collaborative of Jackson County     6700 Browns Lake Rd, Jackson, MI  49201

Jackson County Preschool Hotline: 517-768-5130

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