May 2018


Join us June 6 for our GSC Quarterly Meeting

The Great Start Collaborative is excited to reflect on the past year of work and plan for the coming year! Please register so we have plenty of healthy snacks from the Fresh Food Fairy!

Quarterly Flyer June6

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GSC Protective Factors Resource Page

As we train community partners in the Protective Factors and show the Resilience film throughout the community, we are often asked for links to our tools and resources.

We are pleased to share with you our "GSC Protective Factors Resource Page" on our website. This is a work in progress, so please send us your helpful resources you come across related to trauma, toxic stress or the protective factors.


Early Childhood Opportunities

There are several opportunities to work for Kalamazoo RESA within Early Childhood, including as a part-time Program Administrative Assistant for the Great Start Collaborative. Please help us spread the word!

The Kalamazoo County Early Childhood Registered Apprenticeship is the first nationally registered multiple employer and countywide early childhood apprenticeship program in the state of Michigan. This is a unique partnership between Kalamazoo RESA, Child Care Resources and other local agencies. Check out Child Care Resources for more information.


Early Childhood Institute, August 29

Save the date for this informative and engaging professional development offering.

This conference will be focusing on Early Childhood Literacy and Social Emotional Learning for individuals working directly with families.

Social Hero Squad 2018

Kalamazoo County Pre-K

We are delighted to roll out a NEW application that was developed in partnership with local parents.

We would love your help connecting with families. Please download the media packet featuring this amazing family of Kalamazoo County Pre-K Superheros. This is available on the recently updated Kalamazoo County Great Start Collaborative website.



Sarah Drumm, Program Coordinator, 269-250-9635

Marta Lehman, Parent Liaison, 269-250-9665

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