Every child deserves a great start in order to achieve success in school and in life. The Clare-Gladwin Great Start Collaborative is a group of local parents, service providers, business professionals and leaders in the community who work together to build, implement and continuously improve the network of public and private supports and services for young children and their families.

We know more now than ever before about the importance of early childhood experiences and the impact the quality of those experiences can have on the child’s lifelong health, happiness, and success.