Great Start Collaborative Van Buren County, MI

  • Family Success Guide

    Family Success Guide

    This FAMILY SUCCESS GUIDE is designed to help busy parents, like you, promote healthy development and learning during everyday moments.
    Download the Family Success Guide

  • Newsletters

    Check out the latest Van Buren Great Start News, Early Years, Nutrition Nuggets Newsletters and the Early Childhood Events List. Available in English and Spanish.  Click here!

  • FREE Play and Learn Groups (PAL)
    For children ages 1 to 4 years, siblings welcome!

    MONDAY: MATTAWAN 9:30-10:45 am 
    Mattawan Community Church
    23680 Front Ave., Mattawan

    THURSDAY: SOUTH HAVEN 9:30-10:45 am 
    H.O.P.E. Parent Resource Center
    901 S. Bailey Ave., South Haven
    *Dates coming soon for an exciting new monthly
    Spanish/English group in Hartford!
    Hartford Redwood Elementary
    395 Woodside Dr., Hartford

      Questions? Contact Family Links at (269) 539-5214
     * If local school is closed, PAL group will be cancelled.

  • Parent Coalition

    Parent Coalition

    The Great Start Parent Coalition (GSPC) is a place where you can voice your opinions, learn new things and connect with other parents.

  • If you need a safe place for your baby to sleep,
    we can help! 

    Contact Bonita Suter at or call 269-539-5129.Safe sleep crib illustration

  • Great Start to Quality Head Start Ages and Stages Questionaires