Our Purpose

The Great Start Parent Coalition, through their membership, work together with the Great Start Collaboratives to bring about the changes necessary at the community, county, and state level to achieve the four early childhood outcomes.

The Purpose of the Barry Great Start Parent Coalition: 
  • Provide a "customer" perspective for the Great Start Collaborative
  • Educate community members about the importance of early childhood
  • Support the Great Start Collaborative's work toward achieving Michigan's early childhood outcomes
  • Provide information, education and resources to parents raising young children

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