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Great Start Collaboratives bring together parents, educators, health professionals, business and community leaders to ensure that our children to prosper by being safe, healthy, and eager to succeed in school and in life. United Way of the Lakeshore is proud to support this cooperative effort!  
Learn more about Great Start and other Early Childhood programs here:

Muskegon County
Great Start and Early Childhood Programs

Newaygo County
Great Start and Early Childhood Programs

Oceana County
Great Start and Early Childhood Programs

 

Read Early. Read Often. is a countywide effort to urge parents, siblings, grand parents and community members to read to infants and toddlers. Reading every day, everything, everywhere will lead to success in school and in life. Business, agency, education, library, media, faith, medical, government, and community partners have come together to spread the word. Learn more here.

 

Everyday life is a learning experience for children. Born Learning is a public engagement campaign that helps parents, grandparents and caregivers explore ways to turn everyday moments into fun learning opportunities.Click here for more information and downloadable tips and tools.