Mecosta-Osceola Great Start Parent Coalition
What is the Great Start Parent Coalition?
The Mecosta-Osceola Great Start Parent Coalition (GSPC) includes parents, grandparents, caregivers, professionals, and community members who are involved with young children in Mecosta and Osceola counties.
Parent engagement is an important factor in the success of a comprehensive early childhood system. Parents are the decision making "consumer" of early childhood programs and services and their input is necessary in shaping how early childhood services are delivered to the community.
Family Engagment Opportunities
Join us for six days of trick-or-treating, costumes, entertainment, cool decorations, games & fun! (did we mention the animals get treats too?)
FREE for members
1 year old and under are free
Tickets are purchased at the gate!
Wear your costume - we provide the treats!
Zoo Goes Boo is a children's event. We ask that adults in costume dress appropriately.
Please pre-register for this event, so we know how many pumpkins to provide.
Cost for this event is $5.00 per pumpkin. ðŸŽƒ
All children under the age of 15 please be accompanied by an adult.
231.592.9605 ext. 2031
Laurie Kohn, Parent Liaison
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 Laurie Kohn, 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)
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
1. Strengthens the voice of parents in the community on behalf of young children.
2. Educate community members about the importance of early childhood investment.
3. Support the Great Start Collaborative's work toward achieving Michigan's early childhood outcomes.
4. Provide information, education and resources to families raising young children.