Welcome to Great Start Collaborative Gogebic-Ontonagon Counties

The purpose of the Great Start Collaborative is to ensure that all children in our community are safe, healthy, and developmentally on track.

GOGSC is a partnership of parents, community leaders, and other concerned citizens who work together to ensure that every child in Gogebic and Ontonagon Counties reaches his or her potential and enters Kindergarten safe, healthy, prepared for learning, and eager to succeed in school and in life.

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Infant Care


Great Start Collaborative Program

A Great Place for Your Child to Grow At

Supporting Our Community

Whether you are a parent, caregiver, educator, business owner, community planner, or simply a tax-paying citizen, investing in early childhood will affect you now and can have a huge impact on the future of your community. Research clearly indicates that quality and affordable childcare and early childhood intervention and education have the following benefits:

  • Lower high school dropout rates
  • Lower crime rates
  • Better Citizens
  • Higher income earners
  • Higher tax base
  • Lower welfare need

Upcoming Events

Come Join Us!

Follow the events schedule for future dates and let your kids have the best time! We are having gatherings and education courses every month, so stay tuned!

Coming to play today?

Don't Forget Your Socks!

What Our Families Say!

Thank you so much for all your hard work Paula Maloney and Brenda Clark-Farley!! The kids loved it and Haddie was very excited she won a prize!

Farren Watson

Farren Watson


GSC social hour/playgroup scavenger book trail walk for Gogebic-Ontonagon Counties Great Start Collaborative, Ridley absolutely loved the nature and story of the apple picking day 😊 thanks for showing us around Paula!!

Alyssa Lou Pollard

Alyssa Lou Pollard


Our Team of Professionals

Meghan Lane
Director GSC
Crystal Suzik
Gogebic Co. Parent Liaison
Paula Maloney
Ontonagon Co. Parent Liaison

What`s New

Local Resources

The Great Start Collaborative Program in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is proud to announce the addition of local resources to its new website. These resources are designed to support families with…

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