Who We Are…
Operating since 2006, the Ingham Great Start Family Coalition is a network of parents, parent organizations, caring adults, and family members who share resources and information so EVERY child ages 0-8 years old is ready to succeed in school and in life.
What We Do and Why…
As the Ingham Great Start Family Coalition, we provide a “customer” perspective to members of the Ingham Great Start Collaborative (GSC). We help plan and support Ingham’s Early Childhood Action Agenda – that EVERY child ages 0-8 years old is ready to succeed in school and in life. Because parents are children’s first teachers, parent voice is important to the work of the GSC. The Family Coalition helps parents use their family “story” to advocate for their children and also for services they need in their community.
How You Can Help…
There are many ways for parents and family members to get involved with the Ingham Great Start Family Coalition.
- Consider becoming a Parent Cafe Facilitator. Wondering what a Parent Cafe is all about? Check out this video!
- Promote and attend free, fun, family events in the community. Consider subscribing to the Ingham GSC calendar.
- Read and listen to stories with your children.
- Read e-mail alerts, articles, and announcements about early childhood events. Be sure to check out our Facebook page!
- Join our listserve.
- Attend meetings within the Ingham Great Start Network, provide feedback, and ask questions (GSC, LLG, CACS Head Start Policy Council, etc…).
- Advocate for young children and early childhood policy.
- Share your parent voice with the Family Coalition and the GSC.
Ingham Family Coalition Meetings
These meetings are an excellent opportunity for parents to meet other parents and families, share their parent voice and learn about resources, services and programs in our community. We hope you will join us!
There will be no Family Coalition meetings or Parent Cafes during the months of June, July, and August. We will resume meetings in September. Enjoy your summer, have fun with your children, and be safe!
For further information contact: Jessica Baker