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everybody ready for a great start

The mission of Great Start Wayne is to to engage the entire community to assure a coordinated system of services and resources to assist all Wayne County families in providing a great start to their children from prenatal through age eight.

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Michigan Early Childhood Outcomes

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The Great Start System is an initiative that was launched in Michigan in 2003 as a movement that challenges us all to recognize that learning begins at birth, not when a child enters school. Great Start identifies four key outcomes for Michigan’s children.

The state report, GREAT START, GREAT INVESTMENT, GREAT FUTURE serves as the framework for these four outcomes:

Outcome One - Children are born healthy

Outcome Two - Children are healthy, thriving and developmentally on track from birth to grade three

Outcome Three - Children are developmentally ready to succeed in school at time of school entry

Outcome Four - Children are prepared to succeed in fourth grade and beyond by reading proficiently by the end of third grade