Michigan’s Early Childhood Movement
Great Start provides support, services and resources for children ages birth to Grade 3
Great Start is all about system building
GREAT START is Michigan’s nationally recognized state-wide initiative supporting school readiness and life success for young children. In 2006, the Dickinson-Iron Great Start was one of the first 14 collaboratives funded in Michigan. Now we begin year 14 as one of 54 Great Start Collaboratives in MICHIGAN, a nationally recognized leader in the early childhood movement!
Great Start Partners
DI Great Start is proud of the strong partnerships formed in Dickinson and Iron Counties. Over 65 community partners are active system builders each year. Below are key partners who participate in Great Start leadership roles and blended funding opportunities.