We have a vision to share: a Great Start for every child in Van Buren County; safe, healthy and eager to succeed in school and in life. This website has been created to provide you with information and resources to reach this vision.
The Van Buren Great Start Collaborative focuses on children birth to five and their families. We accomplish our work by bringing together a partnership of community workers, parents and supporters who believe that Van Buren's youngest deserve the best.
On this website you will find useful educational information, area community events and ways to get involved in your child's early learning. For additional resources, be sure to check out the Early Childhood Investment Corporation website, our state-level partner at Great Start Collaborative.
Children are the leaders of tomorrow....teach them well!
For more information on how CONNECT works and what is offered to families and providers, watch this short video.
The Great Start Collaborative supports five key focus areas...