within our community are born healthy, ready to succeed when entering kindergarten, and are reading proficiently by the end of third grade.
Do you want to help make a difference in our children's lives and future outlook? Do you have ideas for improving early childhood outcomes? Then the Great Start Collaborative of Jackson County needs you! The more voices we have, the stronger our impact in Jackson County will be. We have several committees that meet monthly - with descriptions listed below.
Great Start School Readiness - It takes a community to ensure children are ready to enter school. This group, made up of teachers, parents, volunteer and social service agency members, meets to discuss social-emotional, physical, and academic topics of school readiness. Input and guidance regarding community services designed to improve readiness in all areas in encouraged!
Great Start Family Support - Made up of parents, community service agency members, and educators, this group meets to develop a plan that ensures parents have access to resources, training's, and all other information needed to provide for the needs of their children.