Following four years of dedicated work, the membership of Great Start Livingston endorses the following Strategic Plan. Great Start Livingston spent the last two years gathering feedback from parents of young children, community leaders, early childhood providers, stakeholders and local organizations. Local and statewide data pertaining to early childhood issues was also collected along with the results from the Great Start Evaluation conducted by Michigan State University. We used this feedback as a framework to identify the key issues and develop the goals and strategies that are detailed in the attached report.
Our focus has been to build a coordinated system of community resources and supports whereby all Livingston County families have knowledge of, and access to, the services they need. Investment in families through the provision of jobs, health care programs and parent education is key to ensuring a bright future for Livingston County.
We expect our efforts will result in more children beginning kindergarten ready and eager to learn. Our vision is: “A great start for every child in Livingston County: safe, healthy and eager to succeed in school and in life.” To achieve that vision, collaboration among the entire Livingston County community is essential. We can create a brighter future when all segments of our community work together to support a mutual goal.