Great Start Collaborative

Our Mission

To coordinate a system of resources and supports to improve early childhood outcomes for all children prenatal through age eight within Great Start Collaborative-Macomb.

Our Vision

Every child in Macomb County will be safe, healthy, and eager to succeed in school and beyond.

Michigan Early Childhood Outcomes

  • Children are born healthy.
  • Children are healthy, thriving, and developmentally on track from birth to third grade.
  • Children are developmentally ready to succeed in school at time of school entry.
  • Children are prepared to succeed in fourth grade and beyond by reading proficiently by the end of third grade.

Our Partners


American Indian Health & Family Services of Southeastern Michigan

Beaumont Hospital

CARE of Southeastern Michigan

Clinton-Macomb Public Library

Community First Health Center

Flourishing Lives

Interfaith Center for Racial Justice

Judson Center

Kennedy Early Childhood Center

Leaps & Bounds Family Services

Lutheran Social Services

Macomb Community College

Macomb County Community Mental Health

Macomb County Community Services Agency

Macomb County Department of Health & Human Services

Macomb County Great Start Family Coalition

Macomb County Health Department – Family Health Services

Macomb County Juvenile Court

Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office

Macomb Family Services

Macomb Intermediate School District

Macomb/St. Clair Michigan Works!

Michigan League for Public Policy

MSU Extension

My Pregnancy Coach

PNC Bank

Reach Out & Read

Trinity Lutheran Church

United Way for Southeastern Michigan