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We are the Kalamazoo County Great Start Collaborative (GSC). We are a partnership of local organizations and parents who are working to improve our early childhood system for every family in the community.

We focus on the strengths of each family by building upon their Protective Factors:

  • Parental Resilience
    Show your inner strengths.

  • Social Connections
    Make a friend.

  • Concrete Supports
    Ask for help.

  • Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development
    Learn to be your child’s expert.

  • Social and Emotional Competence of Children
    Give your child tools and words to express how she feels.

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