Monday, March 25, 2019
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

Family Literacy Night

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

5:30—7:00 pm
Gobles United Methodist Church
210 E Exchange St., Gobles, MI 49055

            January Theme: Cooking!
            March Theme: Camping!

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




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

South Haven - GREAT START Parent Coalition 

South Haven Morning Meeting
9:30 - 11:00 am
HOPE Parent Resource Center,
901 S. Bailey Ave., South Haven
Snack provided & children welcome "child care provided".
Jan. 15th; Feb 19th; March 19th; April 16th; May 21st.  No meetings held in the summer.

Lawrence - GREAT START Parent Coalition 

Lawrence Evening Meeting
5:30  - 7:00 pm
Van Buren Technology Center
250 South St., Lawrence
Dinner provided & child care provided
January 15th; February 19th, April 16th; May 21st.  No meetings held in the summer.


Speak Up!
Is there something you'd like to say to your legislators?

They can easily be reached. Let them know what you want more of, less of, or what things you support.
 Contact your State Senator
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 Contact your Governor