our mission

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.


michigan's early childhood outcomes

The Michigan Office of Great Start has been charged with ensuring that all children birth to age eight, especially those in highest need, have access to high-quality early learning and development programs and enter kindergarten prepared for success. The Governor outlined a single set of early childhood outcomes against which all public investments will be assessed:

  • Children born healthy;
  • Children healthy, thriving, and developmentally on track from birth to third grade;
  • Children developmentally ready to succeed in school at the time of school entry; and
  • Children prepared to succeed in fourth grade and beyond by reading proficiently by the end of third grade.