The question seemed simple enough: “Where does a tomato come from?” But the children’s replies were eye opening. “WalMart!” one child shouted excitedly. Most of the other children gathered at the Newaygo County Great Start Parent Coalition meeting in 2013 didn’t know the answer.

GRAND RAPIDS – New parents in Kent County have many resources available to help give their babies the best start, but connecting to them and finding services that best match their needs can be daunting.

ESCANABA – When five children suddenly left their school and community in 2011, members of the Delta-Schoolcraft Great Start Collaborative decided to take action.

A new Family Resource Center is being planned in Washtenaw County to help the area’s newly consolidated school district promote success from cradle to career.

A new language being spoken in northern Michigan is making a big differences for families, service providers, advocates, business leaders and entire communities.