A Better Future For The Kids

The Great Start Collaborative Program offers a wide range of programs to support families and children in our community. From high-quality preschool programs to workshops and classes for parents, our programs are designed to help families access the resources they need to help their children succeed. Whether you’re looking for support with nutrition, health, or education, our program has something to offer. Explore this page to learn more about the programs we offer, including our Parent Collaboration program, Early Childhood Education programs, and Health and Wellness initiatives. With a focus on quality, accessibility, and support, our programs are designed to help families give their children the best start in life

Contact Us:  (906) 575-3438 EXT 103 or mlane@goisd.org


  • Social Hour
  • GSC and 4H “Cookies and Crafts”
  • The StoryWalk Project
  • Walk-a-Mile in My Shoes Rally
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Diaper Donations
  • GSC and IPSD Turkey Giveaway
  • Eat Smart Knapsacks Program
  • GSC Book Hike
  • Gus Macker 3 on 3 Basketball
  • Family Fun Night



Great Start Collaborative Gogebic and Ontonagon Counties Community and Foster Closet

We have a community closet for each of the counties we service. The closets help children in need to keep them healthy and get basic needs.

Story Hour

Reading activity that helps provide learning lessons for the kids. We also give away books from donations.


Outdoors Awareness

We work with the counties DNR program to help educate the future outdoors kids on all things nature.

Do you have an event?

Please contact mlane@goisd.org or fill out our event form!

Event Form

These materials were developed under a grant awarded by the Michigan Department of Education.

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