Talking Is Teaching Summer Events

We are very excited to join the Kalamazoo Farmer's Market for two special literacy development events! You and your child can explore the market together looking for the literacy clues at vendor booths throughout the market. Once completed, return to our booth to turn in your card and receive a children's book and Talking is Teaching literacy bag! Don't miss out!


Great Start Collaborative Staff

Sarah Drumm, Program Coordinator, 269-250-9635

Deirdre Bartells, Program Assistant, 269-250-9664

Ashley Drenth, Parent Liaison, 269-250-9665

Jen Stroven, Talking is Teaching Campaign Manager, 269-250-9701

Great Start Collaborative Vision

A Great Start for every child in Kalamazoo County: safe, healthy and successful in school and life.

Great Start Collaborative Mission

The purpose of the Great Start Collaborative is to ensure a coordinated system of community resources and family supports in Kalamazoo County.

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