FY13 Dickinson-Iron Great Start Collaborative and Parent Coalition GOALS 1-2-3 Progress
GOAL ONE: Great Start Early Literacy Team formed to develop an early literacy system of communication, resource distribution and information giving for families. 14 early literacy initiatives have been identified in Dickinson and Iron Counties. Great Start Members and representatives of existing initiatives have been meeting bi-monthly to work together on the following initiatives -
Building an early literacy 'system' - 26 team members
Distributing BOOK MAILBOXES - 12 locations
Publishing early literacy resources - 3 ready
Producing a video: RAISE A READER VIDEO - posted
Implementing RAISE A READER Events - 19 scheduled FY13
Inservicing Home Visitors on early literacy system - 20 Home Visitors
GOAL TWO: Early On Software Development is 80% finished and is on target to be completed in March, 2013. Dedicated Great Start leaders, Cherie Fila (Early On Coordinator) and Nick Jensen (software developer / owner of NJ Freelance) have been working deligently to make this great 'time saving' software available throughout Michigan.
GOAL THREE: Family Resources
(ASQ) was well accepted by GSC Executive Committee. The opportunity to assess family needs and children with health and education challenges is a goal the DIGSC was very motivated to prioritize. ASQ information will be utilized on the new Great Start Resource Locator Tool to be completed by August, 2013.
VIEW GREAT START WORK PLAN PROGRESS
GOAL FOUR: RAISE A READER Events, BOOK MAILBOXES, Reach Out and Read and Home Visitor Initiative