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Welcome to Great Start Collaborative Saginaw County

There are over 12,200 children under the age of 5 living in Saginaw County. Brain research has shown us that by age 4, 85% of a child's brain is formed.  Those first few years of life are pivotal in shaping a child's future!

The Saginaw Great Start Collaborative is a partnership of parents, community agencies, business leaders, educators, health care providers, faith and philanthropic leaders - all working together and committed to establishing and maintaining a comprehensive early childhood system that addresses all factors that have an impact on a child's readiness for school and life. A priority this year is to reduce infant mortality in our community.

The Annual Meeting PowerPoint details our accomplishments for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.  Our local collaborative is part of a larger state-wide Great Start system.

All children deserve a healthy foundation in life! To learn more or get involved, please contact Julie Kozan at 989-399-7452 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Saginaw Community Foundation highlights the 3-year-old Preschool Scholarship

Saginaw Community Foundation's Annual Report highlights Great Start's Preschool Scholarship. Thank you to the Saginaw Community Foundation for providing us with such a wonderful opportunity to share information on 3-year-old preschool scholarships and why they are so important to our community's youngest. See pages 10 and 11 for the full story!

Please visit Saginaw Community Foundation's Website for more information about all the programs they support.