Great Start 4 Kids
 




DICKINSON IRON GREAT START AND THE
INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT ARE
PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE TIME IS NOW
TO ENROLL CHILDREN BIRTH TO 5 IN

– THE DOLLY PARTON IMAGINATION LIBRARY –






SAVE THE DATE!

THE GREAT START CHILDREN FIRST SUMMIT
IS SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY,
OCTOBER 10
FROM 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM @ Pine Grove CC











VOTE ON NOVEMBER 4!

SEE YOU AT THE MOOSE JACKSON CAFE
ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 25!

– A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO 
CONNECT WITH OUR LOCAL AND
STATE POLITICAL LEADERS –

 
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News
 
Great Start Placemat
Fund Development 2014

     
MARCH to MAY 2, 2014
 
PLACE A PLACEMAT AD to help support Great Start's
children's book campaign 2014. 
All contributions will be used to put books in the hands
of children in Dickinson and Iron Counties.

 
    
 
  
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SPOTLIGHT AWARD TO GIRL SCOUTS
The Great Start Collaborative awarded the GIRLS SCOUTS in
Iron Mountain the FEBRUARY, 2014 Spotlight Award.

 
Girl Scout Area Manager, JILL LEMKE, a longtime dedicated
volunteer leader, accepted the award for the local Northwestern
Great Lakes Girl Scout Troops of the Trillium Service Area.

 
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Great Start & DICSA:  COMMUNITY CONNECT

An estimated 200 family members attended the First Annual COMMUNITY CONNECT Event in Iron County.  Great Start and DICSA joined together to bring valuable resources and take home items to all those in attendance. 
Great Success thanks to all the Iron County Volunteers and Booth vendors!
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October 11, 2013

THANK YOU SUSAN BROMAN!
The Dickinson Iron Great Start Collaborative hosted
The 3rd Annual CHILDREN FIRST SUMMIT on
October 11
at the Pine Grove Country Club. 
150 community leaders, children and parents came
together to celebrate the early childhood movement
at both a local and state level.
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REACH OUT AND READ PROGRAMS
 
Great Start, NORTHSTAR and IM-K KIWANIS have joined
together to support local physicians and medical clinics
Reach Out and Read Programs in Dickinson and Iron Counties.
Special appreciation to Dr. Alexis Whaley for her dedication
and commitment to early literacy for young children. 
In January, Dr. Whaley had the only Reach Out and Read Program in the area. 
In November, 6 medical clinics and 10 doctors are actively participating in Reach Out and Read.
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Great Start Promotes Neighborhood Book Mailboxes
         (Children take home books from the book mailboxes)
From March, 2013 to October, 2013 Great Start successfully
implemented 18 Book Mailboxes in Dickinson and Iron Counties.
 
Beginning in November, the Great Start parent leaders are
encouraging and promoting parents setting up book mailboxes
in their front yard neighborhoods.  The first neighborhood
book mailbox is being put in the ground in iron River NOW!
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Dolly Parton Imagination Library      Roll Out Event On FRIDAY, APRIL 11
         
The Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District (DIISD) and Dickinson Iron Great Start Collaborative have a strong appeal to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library initiative relating to their mission statements and overall investment in young children and families in the community.
Through collaboration with individuals, community leaders, businesses, schools and community agencies, both the DIISD and Great Start work with partners to improve resources, support and education for families and children.
 
 
 
 

 
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             GREAT START FY14 WORK PLAN GOALS
PRIORITY GOALS

1    EARLY LITERACY                 

    A    Dolly Parton Imagination Library  
    
    B    All-Community Book Drives / March Classroom Reading Month    

    C    Book Mailboxes, RAISE A READER Events  

    D    Reach Out and Read Programs

    E    Fund Development – contributions to purchase new children’s books


2    POVERTY – Two Community Connect Events in November, 2014:  Dickinson and Iron Counties

3    RESOURCES – On-Line Service Directory Updates:  focus on abstracts, logos and photographs        
                             
PARENT COALITION

1    Neighborhood mailboxes – blueprints / 5 book mailboxes to be painted / finished
2    Fatherhood Event – a day of fun with Dad and child – March, 2014
3    Family Fun Day and BIKE 4 BOOKS Event – September, 2014
4    Parent Leadership Training – May, 2014
5    One Big Day For Healthy Kids Event – May, 2014:  YMCA and DCHS
6    Community Presentations
7    Parent Socials, Cafes and Parent Leadership Meetings - ongoing
8    Co-sponsor Frosty Five & Merry Mile Walk/Run –  February, 2014
9    Halloween Parties – YMCA and Windsor Center
10  DHS Item Swaps – 3 per year

GREAT START TO QUALITY

1    Focus on 4 hospital child care centers - start up:  Bellin, NORTHSTAR, DCH and VA
2    Assist in marketing STARS, TEACH and promoting infant and toddler enrollments in child care


GREAT START COLLABORATIVE

1    Fund Development – purchasing children’s books / placemat fund development initiative
2    Media and Marketing - Video 2014, events, activities, website and facebook  
3    Home Visitor and Early On Partnerships
4    Early Literacy Council initiatives - Priority Goals (listed above)
5    You And Me Tobacco Free Program for 2nd and 3rd Grade Students – April to May, 2014
6    Strategic Plan 2014-2017 – April 25 Strategic Planning Retreat with Action Teams
7    Family Resource Center – implement at the YMCA
8    Family Celebration Event– host family party at YMCA featuring prizes, activities and booths
9    CHILDREN FIRST SUMMIT 2014 – feature Imagination Library success

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