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The Great Start Collaborative in Cheboygan, Otsego, and Presque Isle Counties meets every other month and would LOVE to have you join us. Whether you are a professional that works with children or families, a teacher who labors in the classroom, or an interested parent who wants to invest in the children of your are always welcome at our meetings!

Most of our meetings are centrally located in Indian River at the Cheboyan, Otsego, and Presque Isle County Educations School District Building. (COP-ESD) They start at 9:30 AM and goes till noon. Often times our meetings include lunch for all those that come. 

COVID-19 Meeting Announcement:

Due to the implementation of Covid guidelines, meetings can be attended both in person and via Zoom or telephone. Please contact our Great Start Administrator Melinda Hambleton if you would like to join one of our GSC meetings via Zoom or telephone. All are welcome to join! 

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

October 13th, 2022

December 1st, 2022

February 2nd, 2023

April 6th, 2023

August 3rd, 2023

Great Start Meetings are cancelled when schools in the COP counties are closed due to inclement weather. You can always check on meeting cancellations by calling the COP-ESD Office at 231-238-9394

Funding from the Office of Great Start within the Michigan Department of Education supports the implementation of Great Start

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