Calendar of Events

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Great Start Collaborative Quarterly Meetings

Meetings are held quarterly on the second Tuesday of the month from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. via Zoom.  Please request a meeting invitation and agenda by emailing Allison Keessen, 



June 8, 2021 Zoom 
September 14, 2021 Zoom
December 14, 2021 Zoom
March 8, 2022 Zoom 

Great Start E-NEWS 

For regular updates about  activities and other resources for families with children 0-12 years old, sign up for our e-news today. 

Great Start Parent Cafes

Join other parents and caregivers online as we meet to talk about relevant topics and encourage each other.   Hosted by The Great Start of Muskegon County and Muskegon County Public Health, these are conversations, NOT classes, meant to help us learn from our own and each others' strengths.  Text (231)299-0182 or email for more information.  Register for the Zoom link by filling out this form .  

Tuesdays at Noon
January 12 & 26
February 9 & 23

March 2 & 23

April 6 & 20

May 11 & 25

Join other parents and caregivers online for uplifting conversation.  Talk about relevant topics, encourage each other and connect to valuable community resources!  

Great Start Play and Learn Groups

Despite COVID-19, there are many opportunities to connect with other families and children across Muskegon County.  Visit our Community Calendar  and Facebook Event Page to find Play and Learn Grab 'N Go Packs, and virtual, recorded, and in-person gatherings at various times.  For updates, please sign up for our e-newsletter or contact Allison Keessen,  

Play and Learn Groups are for children from birth to age 5 with a parent or caregiver.  Older siblings always welcome too.  These literacy-based groups promote kindergarten readiness through developmentally appropriate educational play.  Children and parents build social connections and also gain access to other resources if desired.