About Us

During the early years, children develop rapidly and their experiences shape learning and behavior patterns that will last a lifetime. Because of this, a collaborative of Lenawee community leaders, educators, health care professionals, child care providers, parents, service providers, policymakers, and local business men and women are working together to ensure support for all families and children for a 'great start.'  Investing in the earliest years is smart policy - the children starting school ready to learn today become the productive community members of tomorrow. Join us as we grow great kids in Lenawee County!

Lenawee Great Start was established by the Early Childhood Investment Corporation (ECIC) in April 2008. The ECIC is a public corporation that provides funding and consultation to local Great Start Collaboratives across the state to ensure the healthy development of all Michigan children. Today, every county in Michigan has a Great Start.

A ‘Great Start’

A 'great start' pays off in school success, higher graduation rates, a better-trained workforce, and higher earnings, PLUS saves costs down the road due to fewer people going to prison, lower welfare dependency, reduced special education costs, and a decrease in teen pregnancy.


Lenawee Great Start
Located in the Milton C. Porter Education Center
2946 Sutton Road
Adrian, Michigan 49221


Lisa Eack, Director

Quinn Wilt, Family Liaison

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All children in Lenawee County will start school healthy, safe and ready to succeed.


Coordinate community resources and support to provide a great start for all children birth to five.


A partnership of Lenawee parents, community agencies, business leaders, healthcare providers, educators, foundations, faith leaders and individuals working together to coordinate and build a comprehensive system of services to support the development of young children and their families. 

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Lenawee Great Start Calendar

Lenawee Great Start Calendar
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The LGS Calendar provides a service to the Lenawee community for upcoming family events, but it is not intended to be a full schedule of all events in our area. We receive our information from community members, local newspapers and organizations' websites. We strive to ensure that the information is as complete and accurate as possible; however, due to circumstances beyond our control, event information may on occasion change or be omitted. If in doubt, please check with the organizer of an event to confirm its information; you can report errors to info@lenaweegreatstart.org. Thank you!

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