Wednesday, November 14, 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.


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

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Upcoming Meetings



The whole child connection

          A family fair!
               FREE!

 Monday, December 3, 2018  
Open House 3-7 pm
Van Buren Conference Center490 S. Paw Paw St, Lawrence

 *Yoga for the family *Conscious Discipline *FREE Vision Screenings *Bus Safety
*Mindfulness *FREE Book *FREE take home activities *Nutrition Activity

~This event made possible by Head Start, Van Buren Great Start Parent Coalition, Family Links, Project LEAN, VBISD and the Michigan Department of Education

 

Family Literacy Night

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
5:30—7:00 pm
Gobles United Methodist Church
210 E Exchange St., Gobles, MI 49055

             Topic: Cooking!

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! 

https://www.facebook.com/vanburengreatstart/

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 

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".
Nov. 20th; No December meeting
Jan. 15th; Feb 19th

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
Nov. 13 th; No December meeting
Jan. 15th; Feb 19th

 

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.
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