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Purpose of the Lenawee Great Start Workgroup:

Governor Snyder's vision for Michigan includes "a coherent system of health and early learning that aligns, intergrates and coordinates Michigan's investments from prenatal to third grade...and a reputation as one of the best states in the country to raise a child."  If Michigan is to achive this goal, what will that mean for young children and their families?  In additional to outlining his vision for Michigan's early childhood system, Governor Snyder set his expections in four outcomes to guide state, local, and private efforts affecting the health and well-being of children from the prenatal period through age 8.  They are:  

Four Early Childhood Outcomes:
• Children are born healthy.
• Children are healthy, thriving, and developmentally on track from birth to third grade.
• Children are developmentally ready to succeed in schools at time of school entry.
• Children are prepared to succeed in fourth grade and beyond by reading proficiently by the end of third grade.

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2015-2016 Great Start Meeting Schedule.pdf

Office of Great Start

The Office of Great Start has been charged with ensuring that all children birth to age eight, especially those in highest need, have access to high-quality early learning and development programs and enter kindergarten prepared for success. 






Lenawee's Future

A Closer Look at the 0-5 Population in Lenawee County

Michigan's Great Start Blueprint

  > Benchmarks and Strategic Priorities 2010-2015 (pdf)