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Great Start Collaborative

The Wexford-Missaukee Great Start Collaborative is a partnership of community leaders, business owners, charitable and faith-based organizations, health and human service agencies, educators, and parents.  It is committed to establishing and maintaining a comprehensive early childhood system.

The collaborative:

  • Addresses the factors that influence a child's readiness for school and life
  • Advocates for quality early childhood programs and services
  • Engages community partners in the planning and coordination of services
  • Promotes community awareness of early childhood issues




 Early Childhood Announcements

August CalendarAttachment 
by Nicole Schultz
 7/31/2012 11:10 PM
July Calendar of EventsAttachment 
by Nicole Schultz
 7/2/2012 9:31 AM
2012 Early Childhood Directory now availableAttachment 
by Mike AcostaNo presence information
 6/19/2012 1:15 PM
June Calendar of EventsAttachment 
by Nicole Schultz
 6/7/2012 3:32 PM
With school coming to a close, there is so much going on for you and your youngsters! Check out a playgroup, or story time at the library. You'll have so much fun.
Star Power 2011 in Review! 
by Elizabeth WalkerNo presence information
 7/12/2011 12:11 AM
If you missed Start Power, see a bit of it on You Tube
(More Announcements...)


 Great Start Contacts

AcostaMike231-775-9776 X

 Mission Statement

Because our community values families, the Wexford Missaukee Area Great Start Collaborative strives to assure a coordinated system of resources and supports to assist every family in providing a great start for their children from birth through kindergarten.

 Vision Statement

The Wexford-Missaukee Area Great Start Collaborative was formed in October 2008 with the vision that “All families are able to help children reach their full potential”.

 Great Start Community Resources

 Cadillac Area Oasis Family Resource Center
 Early On
 Northern Lakes Community Mental Health
 Great Start Local Resources
 United Way of Wexford County
 Children's Trauma Assessment Center - WMU
 Great Start To Quality Resource Center

 Early Childhood Education Resources

 Video Examples of High Scope Curriculum
 Advocacy Video Clip- Change the First Five Years and You Change Everything
 Pre-K Now Website for Advocacy for Universal Pre-K