Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Parent Coalition
Come discover just how influential you can be in your county. The Great Start Parent Coalition (GSPC) is a place where you can voice your opinions, learn new things and connect with other parents.

The Parent Coalition is open to all parents in the Van Buren County. We work to help educate, inform and recruit parents in our community to become involved in making our county a great place for young families to live and grow.

During our monthly meetings, parents share information and participate in decision-making processes to improve early childhood services. Ultimately, we're all working together to provide a GREAT START for all children.

If you would like to receive Great Start Parent Coalition updates via e-mail or join the coalition, please complete this form.

Check out our photo gallery to see the great events we experience with your children.

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Upcoming Meetings

Strong Fathers Event

Reading * Math * Science

Thursday, September 27th

6:00 pm—7:30 pm

Van Buren ISD Conference Center

490 S. Paw Paw St., Lawrence

Dinner will be provided and each child will take home a book! 

Come and enjoy a FREE, FUN family evening together.  Each father will get to make rockets, play games, and read stories with their child(ren).  This event and activities is best suited for children ages 2-5, but everyone is welcome. 

~A joint event with Tri-County Head Start & Family Links.


Family Literacy Night

Tuesday, October 9th, 5:30-7:00 pm

Gobles United Methodist Church

210 E Exchange St, Gobles, MI 49055

Dinner will be provided and each child will take home a book! 


Check out our Facebook page for more
fall/winter events as they develop! 


Or contact Angela Dickerson at
269-389-9880 or vanburengreatstart@gmail.com




The Parent Coalition has meetings, events, field trips and parent training's offered throughout the year. 

South Haven - GREAT START Parent Coalition  - No Summer Meetings

South Haven Morning Meeting
9:30 - 11:30 am
HOPE Parent Resource Center,
901 S. Bailey Ave., South Haven
Snack provided & children welcome "child care provided".

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