Great Start: (989) 399-7452  Parent Coalition: (989) 399-7458


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Home Visiting Video Local Leadership Group (LLG)

a subcommittee of the Great Start Collaborative

 The vision of the LLG is: Unify all home visitation agencies and parents for the purpose of serving families to reach their full potential by strengthening home visiting services through sharing, strategizing and streamlining the Saginaw County home visiting system of care.

 Great Start Collaborative Can Help

Members of Saginaw’s Great Start Collaborative understand that the early childhood years are crucial years in a child’s development. We know how important it is for each child to be safe, healthy and ready to succeed in school and in life. We also know that sometimes it takes the support of the entire community to make that happen.

Image of a happy mother and childFamilies with children between the ages of 2 months and 5 years residing in Saginaw County can complete a FREE Ages and Stages (ASQ-3)  developmental screener,or a social-emotional screener (ASQ-SE-2) if you have behavior concerns. It only takes 10 minutes to complete and you will receive your results via email or phone within a week.

There are 5 areas of development that are looked at with our
Ages and Stages Developmental Screener ASQ-3:

    Fine motor
    Gross motor
    Problem solving

There are 7 areas of social-emotional development that are looked at with our
Social-Emotional Screen ASQ-SE-2

    Adaptive functioning
    Interaction with people

Parents will also learn more about what to expect at each state of development. Early diagnosis and intervention can help give a child the best opportunity to reach his/her full potential.



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Family Resources

Learn more about programs and services offered
by Great Start Collaborative partners and find
additional information about
preschool scholarships.


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Get Information

Learn more about the exciting work taking place
within the Great Start Collaborative and
Parent Coalition.

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Get Involved

Learn about opportunities to get involved in the
Great Start Collaborative or Parent Coalition,
and find out about current
business partnerships.

Family Stories

Connie and Damarcus Sr.'s  Story

"Growing up can be tough."

When you are young and start taking care of adult responsibilities you may have the feeling you don't know where to start.  My name is Connie and my name is Damarcus Sr.  We started off as young teen parents.  There are many resources such as Teen Parenting Services, and Birth-5.  We, as a family, learned so much from Teen Parenting Services.  They taught us how to raise our child Damarcus Jr.  We learned the importance of doctors appointments, schooling, and behavior, but most importantly to love and cherish.

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