Parent Coalition

VISION: All children and families in Barry County live in a safe community and have access to educational opportunities and supports they need.

MISSION: To discuss issues that our children face, build parent leaders, help parents find a voice in the community, and assist in building public support for early childhood as an investment.

The Barry County Great Start Parent Coalition is open to all residents in Barry County who are committed to ensuring a great start for every child. Your opinions and suggestions are needed to improve the services and programs for Barry families.

During the school year, the coalition meets the fourth Tuesday of every month from 5:30-7:30pm at Northeastern Elementary School in the GSRP Classrooms in Hastings.  Dinner and childcare will be provided. Summer meetings TBD.

Members help each other understand the priorities, concerns and needs of the diversity of parents in their community, and how early childhood programs and the connection between those programs could be improved to better meet the needs of families parenting young children.

If you would like to join or to get more information, please contact:

Katie Acker
Barry Great Start Parent Liaison
535 W Woodlawn Ave
Hastings, MI 49058

Phone: 269.945.9545 x 167
Cell: 269-330-5729