Great Start Collaborative
Hillsdale County - September 2020
Back to school is just around the corner. Whether you have decided in-person or virtual or you are still undecided, we wish you an awesome upcoming school year.
Reminder: You help determine your child's attitude. Set them up for success by teaching them to make the best of it. Be a sounding board for their worries and disappointments. Stay positive and model perseverance.
The Great Start Collaborative (GSC) is a network of agencies and community members who meet and network 9 times per year to ensure every child in Hillsdale County is safe, healthy, and ready to succeed in school and life.
The GSC has 3 subcommittees:
Early Care/Learning & Literacy Subcommittee
The Early Care/Learning & Literacy Subcommittee focuses on young children's early learning experiences and the promotion of literacy beginning at birth. The priority of this subcommittee is to promote the importance of quality childcare and preschool opportunities for all Hillsdale County children and to support developmentally appropriate literacy skills through 3rd grade.
Community Resources Subcommittee
The Community Resources Subcommittee focuses on ways in which Hillsdale County can collaborate to increase awareness of available community supports. In addition, ongoing consideration is given in this group to gaps within the county for services that could promote the health and well-being of young children and their families.
Pediatric & Family Health Subcommittee
The Pediatric & Family Health Subcommittee focuses on comprehensive physical health and child development services including screening, assessment, and intervention, as well as timely and appropriate referrals for specialized services.
Ready 4 K
Did You Know...
That there are virtual or face to face options available to meet your preschool needs.
Estimated Start times:
Head Start - October
It is not too late to register!! Fill out the preschool registration form online today!!
We count because you matter. Your family matters. Everyone matters.
We want to remind you that our community is counting on you to ensure important community programs are funded for the next 10 years. Counting everyone in the community is especially important after the most recent pandemic that has touched everyone’s lives in one way or another.
Online, phone and mailed self-responses need to be done by September 30, 2020