Family Portrait


Imagine a world where every child is equipped to thrive, where every child is prepared to enter grade school without limitations. At Great Start Collaborative (GSC) of Mecosta & Osceola Counties, this dream is our vision. It is the reason we exist, the reality we seek.

Every Great Start Collaborative in Michigan, including here in Mecosta|Osceola County, work toward the same early childhood outcomes:

  • Children are born healthy.

  • Children are healthy, thriving, and developmentally on track from birth through 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 at the end of third grade.