Great Start Collaborative & Parent Coalition


Great Start Collaborative & Parent Coalition

Ages Served

Great Start Genesee wants to connect Flint and Genesee County families with resources.


Program Description

The Genesee County Great Start Collaborative is a coalition of community agencies, business partners, faith partners, schools, health care providers, parents, and individuals working together to improve programs and services for families with children prenatal to third grade. The collaborative pledges to be family guided; community based; nonpartisan; use evidence based strategies with measurable results; and to be accountable to the community.

Great Start Genesee wants to connect Flint and Genesee County families with resources. At this time the Genesee Intermediate School District has a page dedicated to water resources.

The Genesee Great Start Collaborative has identified the following priority areas for work group focus:

Improved quality and access to high quality early care and education for children birth – five in Genesee County.
A treatment court model for infants and parents facing termination of parental rights.
A medical home for children to improve access to well-baby care, preventable illness, immunizations, developmental screenings, and treatment for minor illness.
Improved access by parents, grandparents and others caring for children to parent education programs and resources.
Improved understanding of the effect of mental health and self-regulation of parents and children on the development and success of children.

The Great Start Parent Coalition is a branch of the Great Start Collaborative:

Parents working together to ensure a great start for Genesee County children.

The Great Start Parent Coalition is a group of dedicated parents who:

Support & encourage parents and families.
Educate community members about the importance of early childhood.
Provide information, education, and resources to parents raising young children.

The Parent Coalition supports Michigan’s Early Childhood Outcomes that children are:

Born healthy.
Healthy, thriving and developmentally on track from birth to third grade.
Developmentally ready to succeed in school at the time of entry.
Prepared to succeed in fourth grade and beyond by reading proficiently by the end of third grade. 

Why attend a Parent Coalition meeting?

Fun & interesting presentations.
Free materials and resources.
Invites to fun family events.
You will meet new friends who share your concerns about how this community can better meet the needs of families and young children.
You will have a chance to develop a broader social network of people across the county whom you get to know and trust.
By getting involved, you will also have the opportunity to develop your advocacy and leadership skills. 

For more information about the Great Start Collaborative contact Coordinator Amy Hughes at 810-591-5137

For more information about the Parent Coalition contact Parent Liaison Felicia Campbell at 810-591-5635


Amy Hughes
Hours of Operation
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
8:00 am - 4:30 pm


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