Upcoming Event: FREE Family Night Out on Nov. 19, 2014:

Hi families!
Are you interested in a FREE Family Night Out with dinner included!?!? Have you ben wanting to check out the Great Start Parent Network but weren’t sure when? Now is your chance!!

It’s that time of year again for our “Being Thankful” (Thanksgiving themed free family event at the beautiful and historic Pere Marquette Train Depot, 1000 Adams St. in downtown Bay City from 5-7pm! We will have a pizza and veggie tray dinner, crafts, scavenger hunt, and cookie decorating. I hope you can stop in for a bit! All are welcome to attend, but please RSVP below so I can plan for food and supplies. Thanks, and invite a friend!

RSVP:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZJJ5D7K




There are just 2,000 days between birth and the first day of kindergarten. During this period, 85 percent of a child’s brain is formed. Brain research has shown us how nutrition, nurturing, and early learning experiences literally shape the brain during this critical growth period. Investing in early childhood pays for itself seven-fold by reducing poverty, violent crime, the need for special education and reducing high-school drop-out rates.

The purpose of the Bay-Arenac Great Start Collaborative is to create a coordinated system of community resources and support where all Bay County and Arenac County families know about and have access to the services they need to ensure that their children begin kindergarten ready and eager to learn.


A great future starts with Great Start