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  • 1. Brain Architecture Emotional Interactions
  • 2. Brain Architecture Learning Interactions
  • 3. Toxic Stress
  • 4. Great Start Collaborative • Parents & Grandparents of Young • Local Businesses and Community Children Leaders • North Central MI College • Ministerial Association • Probate and Family Court • Special Education • Friendship Center of Emmet • N.Michigan Mental Health County • Health Department • Department of Human Services • Women’s Resource Center • NWMichigan Human Services • Petoskey/Harbor Springs Area • 4C Council Community Foundation • Char/Em Intermediate School • Northern Michigan Hospital District • Child Abuse Council • HSCB of Charlevoix and Emmet • MSU Outreach County • Early ON
  • 5. Vision Our vision is that every young child living in Charlevoix, Emmet and N.Antrim Counties has a Great Start growing and developing in communities that promote safe and healthy learning environments for children and families.
  • 6. Mission The Great Start Collaborative of Charlevoix, Emmet, and N.Antrim Counties will promote and develop a comprehensive system of support, education and wellness for children ages 0-5 and their families. Inclusive in the system are the unique concerns of our communities, specific data, and outcomes that will drive activities and resources of the collaborative effort. The results of these efforts are strength in human and economic assets for our community now and in the future.
  • 7. You Can Help!! •Volunteer on the Collaborative as a Parent or Grandparent of a child 0-12 •Help raise awareness in the Community/Host a Presentation •Serve on the Community Business Forum •Attend the Bill Millet Economic Presentation on September 22nd •Assist in Community Data Focus Groups and Problem Solving Teams