What are we?
The Great Start Parent Coalition is a group of volunteers who are liaisons between the Ionia County Great Start Collaborative (ICGSC) board and the community by:
- Advocating for early childhood issues and their importance.
- Planning and coordinating community events.
- Educating and supporting parents and caregivers about the importance of school readiness.
- Making community connections
- And having FUN!
What do we do?
The Parent Coalition hosts Family Fun Nights every other month, which include dinner, a family friendly craft or activity and then a presentation and discusssion on topics relating to parenting. We also partner with the ICGSC to hold different events in the community, like a Touch-a-Truck and Bike Safety Event and Free Kid’s Day Activities at the Free Fair.