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Ingham GSC, Birth to Five Vision: Every child ready to succeed in school and life.

Ingham GSC, Birth to Five Mission: Every family in Ingham County has access to a universal, comprehensive, and collaborative system of community-based early childhood programs, services, and supports.

Project beginnings: Great Start is Michigan’s nationally recognized state-wide initiative to foster school readiness and life success for young children.

Governor Jennifer Granholm launched Project Great Start in her 2005 State of the State address. The governor described this new initiative as a movement that challenges us all to recognize that education begins at birth, not when a child enters school.

The Ingham GSC, Birth to Five is part of the Michigan Great Start partnership with the Early Childhood Investment Corporation (ECIC).

About Ingham GSC, Birth to Five: Birth to Five is a subcommittee of the Power of We Consortium, which is the multipurpose collaborative body for human service agencies in the Capital Area.

The Ingham Great Start Collaborative (GSC), Birth to Five is a coalition of human service agencies, parents, and other partners working together to develop a network of early education and care to support  children and families in Ingham County.  Additional information about resources in Ingham and other counties is available here on our website under the Resources tab.

More information: The following are links to relevant documents providing more information about the work of the Ingham GSC, Birth to Five Initiative.

* Read this excellent reference guide: Early Childhood, Great Start & the Early Childhood Investment Corporation

* Download the Status of Young Children in Ingham County 2010

* Download the 2010 Ingham Early Childhood Action Agenda



GSC Meeting Calendar

Dates and times of Ingham Great Start Collaborative meetings and work groups.

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Ingham Play & Learn Groups

Play and Learn Groups provide activities for families to play alongside their children and explore many developmental domains. Check out the most recent Play and Learn Group Schedule Here

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Great Start Family Coalition

Serves as a sounding board for parent members of the Great Start Collaborative (GSC)

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Document Library

Important information, files and resources

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