Country Great Start Collaborative would like to
welcome Kelly DeWahl as the new Parent
Engagement Coordinator. Kelly's role with the
GSC is to act as a liaison between early child
programs, collaborative partners, and parents,
as well as provide parents with information,
education and resources on raising young
children. Kelly will lead the Copper Country
Great Start Parent Coalition and be an integral
part of the local Great Start strategic planning
process. Kelly lives in Calumet, is married and
is the mother of 12 week old Caleb. She can be
reached at 906-482-9365.
The Great Start Collaboratives throughout
Michigan work in local communities to ensure
that the entire state is making significant
progress toward the four early childhood
outcomes identified by Governor Snyder. These
• Children are born healthy.
• Children are healthy, thriving and
developmentally on track from birth to third
• Children are developmentally ready to
succeed in school at time of school entry.
• Children are prepared to succeed in fourth
grade and beyond by reading proficiently by the
end of third grade.
The Great Start Parent Coalitions (GSPC),
through their membership, work together with the
Great Start Collaboratives (GSC) to bring about
the changes necessary at the community, county
and state level to achieve these outcomes for
all children living in Michigan.