Great Start Collaborative - Parent Coalition

Parent Liaison: Malinda Amlotte
989-356-1414 ext. 222

What is the Great Start Parent Coalition?

The Great Start Parent Coalition's purpose is to increase knowledge and participation in early childhood planning and decision-making for Alpena, Montmorency, and Alcona Counties.

The Coalition:

* Strengthens the voice of parents in the community on behalf of young children.

*Assists in building public support for early childhood investment.

*Assist in the Great Start Collaborative evaluation and strategic planning work.

What's in it for you?
Being involved with the Parent Coalition provides members the opportunity to meet and network with other parents, engage in training, professional development, and parent-to-parent learning experiences. We build strong, lasting relationships while working to educate ourselves and the community!

Why are parents so important?
Parents have their children’s best interest at heart. Families are aware of what is going on in our community and we are able to see what is needed to improve existing programs. Together, we can think creatively, coming up with new ideas to improve the community we are raising our children in. We can also be the voice for our children, serving as their advocates and mentoring others in the community. Most importantly, our input helps all children and families in the community, not just our own!