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.
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
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!
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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!
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!!
Our Team of Professionals
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…
A new website has been launched for the Great Start Collaborative Program in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The website is designed to provide families with young children with a centralized location…