Every child ready to succeed in school and life.


Every family has access to a universal, comprehensive, and collaborative spectrum of community-based, early childhood programs, services, supports, and strategies. 


Ingham GSC meetings are generally held the third Wednesday of the month from 1:00-3:30 pm, at Ingham ISD Early Childhood Services located at 6520 Mercantile Way, Suites 1 & 2, Lansing. Access the current Strategic Plan, Action Agenda, meeting notes and agendas at Ingham Great Start.   

Workgroups also meet monthly to address specific priorities in Ingham County: 

  • Great Start Family Coalition
  • Great Start Readiness Program Advisory Council
  • GSC Operations Committee
  • Local Leadership Group
  • School Readiness Advisory Committee

Participating Partners


  • Capital Area Community Services Head Start 
  • Capital Area District Library
  • Capital Area United Way
  • Capital Region Community Foundation
  • CEI Community Mental Health
  • Child and Family Charities
  • Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS)
  • Cristo Rey Community Center
  • Department of Health and Human Services, Ingham County
  • Eaton RESA: Stepping Up Together
  • Great Start to Quality Central Resource Center
  • Ingham County Health Department
  • Ingham Great Start Collaborative Family Coalition
  • Ingham Great Start Collaborative Local Leadership Group
  • Ingham Great Start Collaborative Parent Partners
  • Islamic Center of Greater Lansing
  • Lansing Parks and Recreation
  • Lansing School District
  • Macaroni Kid (East Lansing-Okemos-Haslett / Lansing)
  • MSU Child Development Labs
  • MSU Kinship Care Resource Center / Kinship Care Support Group
  • PNC Bank
  • Refugee Development Center
  • South Lansing Ministries
  • Spartan Child Development Center
  • Willow Tree Family Center
  • WKAR Ready to Learn

Contact Us

Boyce, Wendy
Great Start Collaborative Co-Coord and Specialist
Nicholson, Michelle
Executive Director, Early Childhood Services