Parent & Family Activities

  • Image for Parent Coalition Come discover just how influential you can be in your county. The Great Start Parent Coalition (GSPC) is a place where you can voice your opinions, learn new things and connect with other parents.

    The Parent Coalition is open to all parents in the Van Buren County. We work to help educate, inform and recruit parents in our community to become involved in making our county a great place for young families to live and grow.

    During our monthly meetings, parents share information and give input to improve early childhood. Ultimately, we're all working together to provide a GREAT START for all children.

    If you would like to receive family event information or Great Start Parent Coalition updates via e-mail or join the coalition, please complete this form.
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    The Parent Coalition has meetings, events, field trips and parent training's offered throughout the year. 

    Canceled due to Van Buren/Cass Health Dept. recommendation regarding EEE. 

    Bloomingdale Book Walk Literacy Night on the Kal-Haven Trail
    VBDL Bloomingdale Branch

    DATE:  Tuesday, September 24, 2019


    Strong Fathers Event: Math Science & Reading

    DATE:  Tuesday, October 8, 2019 
    TIME:  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    LOCATION:  Van Buren Conference Center,
    490 S. Paw Paw St., Lawrence

    Come and enjoy a FREE evening of Math, Science, and Reading with your child.

    Dinner will be provided & each child will get a book!


    Family Literacy Night         

    DATE:  Thursday, October 10, 2019
    TIME:  5:30—7:00 pm
    LOCATION:  Gobles United Methodist Church,
    210 E Exchange St., Gobles


    GREAT START Parent Coalition 

    Tuesday, October 15, 9:30 am—11:00 am
    HOPE Parent Resource Center
    901 South Bailey Ave, South Haven
    Coffee, Snacks and childcare provided

    Tuesday, October 15, 5:30 pm—7:00 pm
    VBISD Conference Center
    490 S. Paw Paw St., Lawrence 
    Dinner and childcare provided


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