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Mecosta-Osceola Great Start Parent Coalition

The Great Start Parent Coalition's purpose is to increase knowledge and participation in early childhood planning and decision-making for Mecosta & Osceola Counties. As a parent or caregiver you are a child's first and most important teacher. By participating in the Parent Coalition you become and advocate for your child and all children in our communities.


The Coalition:

Strengthens the voice of parents in the community on behalf of young children.

Assists in building public support for early childhood investment.

Assists in the Great Start Collaborative evaluation and strategic planning work.


Great Start Parent Coalition




What to expect at a meeting?

Discussions of current topics
Presentations from local experts
Opportunity to be a "voice"
Opportunity to offer feedback
Free materials & Resources

Parent Coalition

Jodi Godbey, Parent Liaison

Phone: (231) 592-9605

Email: jgodbey@moisd.org


The Great Start Parent Coalition meetings  are held once a month at the Eastwood Early Childhood Center 410 N. Third Avenue Big Rapids, MI 49307. If you would like to attend or have any further questions please contact Jodi Godbey, Parent Liaison.  



Upcoming parent meetings 2017

January 27th 2017 

February 24th 2017

March 10th 2017

April 28th 2017

May 20th 2017

(May 20th meeting will begin in Reed City at the community gardens)