We have a vision to share: a Great Start for every child in Van Buren County; safe, healthy and eager to succeed in school and in life. This website has been created to provide you with information and resources to reach this vision. 

The Van Buren Great Start Collaborative focuses on children birth to five and their families. We accomplish our work by bringing together a partnership of community workers, parents and supporters who believe that Van Buren's youngest deserve the best.

On this website you will find useful educational information, area community events and ways to get involved in your child's early learning. For additional resources, be sure to check out Early Childhood Investment Corporation and our state-level partner at Great Start Collaborative

Children are the leaders of tomorrow… teach them well!

Free Preschool

Head Start promotes school readiness of children through education, health, social and other services.

Don’t miss out on all our upcoming events, be sure to check out our calendar.

Check out the latest Van Buren Great Start News, Early Years, Nutrition Nuggets Newsletters and the Early Childhood Events List. Available in English and Spanish. 
Parent Coalition

The Great Start Parent Coalition (GSPC) is a place where you can voice your opinions, learn new things and connect with other parents. 

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Van Buren Intermediate School District

It is the policy of the Van Buren ISD that no discriminatory practices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, height, weight, marital status, disability, genetic information or any other status covered by federal, state or local law be allowed during any program, activity, service or in employment. Inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies should be directed to Barbara Matthews, Director of Finance and Operations or Dave Manson, Director of Special Education, 490 S Paw Paw Street, Lawrence MI 49064, 269- 674-8091.