Notes, Slides, Shared Documents from 9-13-2022 Meeting


Thanks to all who attended the meeting Tuesday! Please find notes and links to all we shared by clicking on the images above AND in the links below!


Business - access presentation at

  • Preschool Openings!

    • Explorers Learning Center (Roosevelt Park), 231-747-7175

    • Y Learning Center (Muskegon), 231-375-2126

    • Muskegon Heights Early Childhood Center, 231-830-3252

    • Muskegon Public Schools, 231-720-2560

    • Montague, Holton, Whitehall & Reeths Puffer, 231-893-1091

    • Buttons and Bows Preschool (Whitehall), 231-766-1576

  • GSRP Supplementary Curriculum

  • FY 23 Action Agenda

  • Access Complete Folder of Shared Documents at


Read Muskegon Literacy Collaborative
  • Shared Leadership Event -scheduled for Friday, September 16.
  • Candidate’s Forum Event: Focused on increasing community-led advocacy targeting issues relevant to equity in education, the first in a series of candidate forums and listening sessions will take place on Monday, September 26th, from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Covenant Community Church, 134 E. Barney Ave, Muskegon Heights, MI, 49444. All Muskegon County candidates for County Commissioner, State Representative, State Senator, and Congress have been invited to attend.

    Muskegon Area District Library
    • Big Read on the Lakeshore
    • Storytime @ MADL- Find one near you
    • 123 Play with Me at MADL- Five week workshop for toddlers and parents, professionals availabe to answer questions, provide insigh and build awareness of services. Fridays 10-7 thru 11-4, 10 am- 11:15 at the Egelston Branch. Register at
    Story Trail PartnershipsBright By Text
    • Want us to post a message about your event or resource in Muskegon County-submit your request to this google form.
    • Families most often enroll when someone they trust recommends the service and helps them enroll on the spot. Right now 1343 children 19,000 in Muskegon County receive these valuable resources to connect them to all the best resources in Muskegon County AND high-quality online content. PLEASE help the families you know to enroll. Reach out to Liz and Allison for tools to support your efforts.
    • Please add the enrollment link to your website or social media posts
    Play & LearnGoodwill Talking is Teaching Stores - Flyer to Print & Share
      Great Start Parent Coalition -Contact Liz Londo to get involved - 231-299-0182
        Family Service Directory

        Next GSC Meeting: Tuesday, December 13, 12- Noon.

        Allison Keessen, GSC Coordinator, 231-767-7285,,

        Liz Londo, Parent Liaison, 231-299-0182,

        Stuart Jones, Executive Director of Early Childhood Services, 767-8300,

        More Upcoming Resources!

        Last week Liz sent an e-news letter ready to share with families full of flyers about current local resources! Here are a few more things that have popped up since we met!

        MORE Parenting Workshops From Arbor Circle

        Check out the shared folder for more parenting workshop flyers from Arbor Circle or contact Nikki Reenders-Arens at 616-745-9511.

        MDE Literacy HUB Newsletter

        Find Great resources for supporting Bith -5 literacy development in the newsletter linked below!


        The Michigan Department of Education, Office of Great Start has opened for public comment the proposed Michigan Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Birth to Kindergarten (ECSQ B-K), which will used to support the growth and development of all children birth through kindergarten throughout the state. It also will support early childhood professionals in recognizing individual developmental trajectories and expressions of learning, and guide programs toward improved quality in their operations.

        Please review the complete draft of the standards and add your perspectives to the survey – and share the link to the Public Comment announcement broadly. It is important that we receive sufficient public comment on what works and what could be improved within the document. Often, we find that those with concerns about a document are more likely to provide input. While it is vital that we get those messages, we also need to hear what the field supports.

        The deadline for completing the survey is 5:00pm, September 21, 2022.

        MDE Public Comment Memo:

        DRAFT Michigan Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Birth to Kindergarten (ECSQ B-K):

        Public Comment Survey: