To educate and encourage pregnant and new parents as well as community members about the available resources and how to access them.
Sanilac County is a well rounded and knowledgeable community that has the resources available to support and nurture young children thereby strengthening families and the community.
The Coalition is a "grass roots" organization which represents the voice of the family, the child, and their community to the collaborative.
The Great Start Parent Coalition is a subset of the Great Start Collaborative Sanilac. This collaborative is the planning and decision-making body for Michigan's Great Start System at the local level. Michigan's Great Start System includes connecting parents to services that provide the following:
Parents who choose to give their time and share the vision of the parent coalition are given opportunities to expand their leadership and advocacy skills through professional development and peer-to-peer learning experiences.
Parents also have opportunities to build relationships with other parents of young children throughout Sanilac County while being involved in the decision-making process to improve the early childhood system.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Parent Coalition you can choose to be as active as your life allows. We are all busy parents and the Parent Coalition has a few different ways to be involved. Choose one or more levels of involvement and see what fits you the best.